Domesticity 1.0 is a sound installation. The audio comprises a polyvocal arrangement of assertions of compliance by women in multiple languages, mixed with sounds of water and washing machines. The audio plays from a speaker under the drainage hole of an old 1950s Clark sink and cabinet, enticing the listener to seek out the source of the voices.
Domesticity 1.0 seeks to question the historically patriarchal idea of selfless domestic servitude. The physical component, a 1950s Clark sink, is an object of domesticity refurbished in a deep, almost menstrual red colour, pearled and gilded evoking both the suggestion of intimacy and hyper reality in order to exaggerate the conceptual ideal expected of women. But what is the contemporary ideal? What is Domesticity 2.0? Has it changed and how much is perpetuated by the legacy of earlier concepts; that is Domesticity 1.0?
Domesticity 1.0, after being selected for entry in the competition, won first place in the International Women’s Day Art prize in Ryde 2014. Above is a picture of the installation.
Sidelines is a creative Non Fiction work about mental illness and public transport. It draws on the work of Henri Lefebrve and his notions of liminal and liminoid phenomena within the public realm in which we interact.
This multichannel Radio work was created to be broadcast over two stations. It is a humble reflection on love based on Roland Barthes’Fragments d’un Discours Amoureux- a Lover’s Discourse and falls into three parts: Souvenir/remembrance, Mutisme/silence and Magie/magic the last leaf. Each side can be listened to independently and work together as a quadrophonic work.
The picture is an excerpt taken from a Thailandese artist, whose work I saw in a gallery in Bangkok a number of years ago. Unfortunately, I don’t have her name recorded!! If any one recognises it, I would love to know!
Love Bytes recently aired in Sweden as part of the DubbelRadio festival in conjunction with Konsthalle and mobile-radio.
Here is what they sound like together: Listen on a surround system for extra effect!
We filter sounds all the time. In fact probably right now you are unconsciously filtering background noise like, traffic or your car engine, perhaps a passing plane. Have you ever stopped to listen to sounds distinct to your own life? Artist Jacqui O’Reilly and Luke Killim have collaborated with an eclectic group of people, who are socially isolated, disadvantaged or live with disabilities from the Randwick community, to explore this idea and develop it into a live soundscape and collaborative performance. This feature is a behind the scenes look at the project.
A creative non fiction piece about a girl’s memories of her sisters death as a young girl and her mother’s confessions years later.
Track “Lula” by the beautiful Stephen Vitiello
Painting By Amy Schrom
An audio portrait of one man: a busker, musician, father and [ex] junkie
Going on a bear hunt, going on a bear hunt, going to catch a big one! What a beautiful day…I’m not scared.
A little boy slips in and out of his imagination recreating the classic children’s rhyme.
One of my first Audio Post cards. Created for community radio station 2ser in Sydney.