‘Exercises in Listening’ is an interactive installation exploring the local vicinity of Ryde Council.
The project focuses on mapping the districts of Ryde in sound, making field recordings of the listened spaces, building a catalogue of its particular audio environment. Excerpts from these field-recordings or ‘audio memories’ are housed within a sewn map using conductive thread and accessed by an
Locations included: Top Ryde Oval, Top Ryde Shopping Centre, Gladesville Psychiatric hospital, Ceramic Studios, Warandra House, Marsden High School, Kissing Point, Putney.
Accompanied by wall work, “Drawing a Path & Creative Crap”, drawn live to site at See Street Gallery using washed up plastic discard found at Kissing Point, paint, string, pins and video tape.
The project was selected for Hungry for Art Festival May 2015, installed at See Street Gallery, Sydney Gallery School, Meadow Bank. Thanks to Warren Armstrong for selected audio editing.