Melbourne Listening, at fortyfive downstairs Aug 23 – Sept 9 2018

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Melbourne Listening was supported by a City of Melbourne Arts Grant.

Many thanks to all our audio contributors and supporters who made the work possible.

Images: Elke Meitzel Photography.

This work was developed in a Creative Spaces managed studio. Creative Spaces is a program of Arts Melbourne at the City of Melbourne.

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Melbourne Listening at fortyfivedownstairs 28 Aug – 8 Sept 2018

Melbourne Listening, with Warren Armstrong  is an interactive installation and phone app made from conductive drawings, textiles and cast found objects that reveals 24 sounds of Melbourne when touched. The work is installed at fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne from 28 August until 8th September 2018.

For those of you who can’t make it to the exhibition, please download the free Melbourne Listening app using the link below:

Melbourne Listening App

Supported by a City of Melbourne Arts Grant 2018.

Thank you to all the audio contributors for your generosity and support.

Special thanks to City of Melbourne and fortyfivedownstairs for backing the project. It is an honour working with you.

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The Keepsakery at Testing Grounds – immersive VR story telling with 3D scanned objects and sound

The Keepsakery Virtual Reality project was developed with Warren Armstrong as a virtual cabinet of curiosities housing stories and treasures collected from audiences over an experimental residency at Testing Grounds, from 23 July to 5 August 2018.

The project space enabled us to experiment and combine Tiltbrush drawings with 3D scanned objects, hand tracker and located sound into an interactive VR installation that audiences touch, listen to and walk through. Audiences were invited to share their domestic treasures with us which were scanned using a Shining Einscan Pro and placed in a virtual cabinet along with a sound recording of their story.

It was an awesome opportunity to develop this immersive VR wunnderkammer and watch audiences interact with and hold some of Melbourne’s virtual stories and keepsakes. Its been a pleasure to discover what treasures Melbourne holds dear and share them with audiences during Melbourne Art Week, hosted by Experimenta Social at Testing Grounds, Melbourne.

Thank you to all the contributors, we couldn’t have done it with out you.

Special thanks to Testing Grounds and Experimenta for the opportunity to develop the work further.

The Keepsakery a virtual cabinet of curiosities developed at Testing Grounds 23 July – 5 August 2018


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Transformations at the Digital Gallery, The Connection, Rhodes

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Whispering Midden, with Warren Armstrong. A VR drawing presented in Unity, using Tilt Brush, 3D scanned objects, hand tracker and field recordings for audiences to play with. Exhibited at Transformations, The Digital Gallery, Sydney 28 February to 8 April 2018. Continue reading

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The Whispering Midden, collaboration with Warren Armstrong, at Transformations, The Connection, City of Canada Bay 28 Feb – 8 Apr 2018

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VR project development at the Drawing Exchange, National Art School

The project, a walk through virtual reality map of Sydney harbour with embedded located sound took 60 hours to realise. It was developed, live to site using Tilt Brush and the HTC Vive at the Rainer Hoff building for the Drawing Exchange with National Art School in August.

It was great to share this virtual experience with such a diverse audience of students, artists and visitors and gauge your response directly. Thanks for the opportunity to contribute this exploratory work. It was a risk!

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Sound Communities, Enmore Park

Images taken by Amy Piddington, thank you Amy.

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