EXPLORE MORE: SOUND & VISION
Don’t you wonder sometimes… about Sound & Vision?
When David Bowie wrote this song in 1977 did he know then how much we would rely on our screens to communicate and connect now?
This collection takes you far beyond memes, Spotify and TikTok into the far reaches of digital culture – through sound and video art. Sit back, relax and explore more.
NEW WEIRD AUSTRALIA
This website is a treasure trove of Australian experimental music and sound art. The site claims to feature neither one genre nor another, and it is “designed to challenge our collective understanding of what music can and should be”. There is hours and hours of music here and you can sign up for podcasts and regular newsletters. They also seek contributions from musicians and sound artists.
Lima preserves, distributes and researches media art. Their catalogue features over forty years of media art and over 2000 artworks by 500 international artists. If you are interested in video art this is a very rich and rewarding site to head to.
ELECTRONIC ARTS INTERMIX
Electronic Arts Intermix is one of the pioneering organisations supporting video art. Founded in 1971, EAI fosters the creation, exhibition, distribution and preservation of media art. The website of EAI has a large catalogue of video artworks including works from artists such as Vito Acconci, Valie Export, Chris Burden, Nancy Holt, Nam June Paik, Bruce Nauman and many more.
VIDEO ART ARCHIVE
This is the site for the Australian Video Art Archive. It has some very interesting early works for distribution by some of the pioneers of Australian video art, including Peter Callas, Peter Kennedy, Barbara Campbell, Linda Dement and many more. Short excerpts are available for viewing.
DLUX MEDIA ARTS
DLux Media Arts is an Australian organisation committed to supporting the development of contemporary video, screen and digital art especially that which traverses art and science. In addition to an outline of their exhibition projects, the site presents podcasts, including one featuring artists David Haines and Joyce Hinterding who will be undertaking a future project for Latrobe Regional Gallery.
MARK HOOPER SOUND
Sound artist, Mark Hooper has been creating sound works using sounds collected from the Latrobe Valley. His website demonstrates a rich history of sound practice especially using percussion. There is as particular interest in the power stations in the Latrobe Valley that is explored in his music. Hooper’s album Lignite created for the Coal Hole Project in Morwell is available for free on Bandcamp.
FOUND SOUNDS GIPPSLAND
Sound recordings that document Gippsland. The website includes some recordings in Inverloch, Noojee National Park, Torongo Falls and Morwell Railway Station. This project is being driven by Mark Hooper but unlike his music and compositions, this site features unadulterated field recordings. The sound of the river rocks at Torongo Falls is relaxing. Put it a good sound system and chill.