HONOURS FOLIO 2018
Below is a list of works completed this year, beginning with the most recent.
16-channel underwater sound installation
Two-channel underwater sound, transducers, electronics, wooden plinth, warm water, plastic drum, 1120 x 600 x 600mm, 9 min variation on loop
Submerge an ear and listen.
Listening Remnants (2018)
Manipulate digital files, archival pigment prints, series of 5, 200 x 350mm
Speaker Portal (2018)
Two-channel sound installation, no set duration
Two channels of sound intersect and evolve as their distinct durations loop, overlap and interrupt each other. Sounds from South Africa transport listeners to the windy coast line of Durban. A sonic gateway to another continent.
8 channel underwater sound installation
A is a collaborative project with Alex Davies, Slipstream is a multichannel sound composition experienced in a unique embodied manner; underwater via submerged speakers. Sound materials collected from Durban and surrounds form a site-specific composition that considers the importance of water for a community living in a humid sub-tropical climate. Presented in public pools around Durban, Slipstream brings art into everyday rituals in playful and participatory ways.
4-channel sound installation, blue light, black light, words, paper, 9 minutes.
Blue is a collaboration facilitated and composed by Sara Retallick. Blue invites a number of collaborators to submit recordings of sounds they associate with the word blue. The collaborators are given only one restriction; their response needs to be real world concrete sound. The sound could result from a performance or an activation. The responses could be subjective, historical, personal, emotional, clinical, direct, indirection, abstract etc.
Blue about obtaining a collective representation of what blue can mean in sonic terms. The intention is to explore what happens when many people respond to words through sonic material. Causal or semantic signifiers may provoke sonic responses.
COLLABORATORS MAY 2018: BLAISE ADAMSON / GABI BARTON / OLIVIA BOYLE / EMERALD BULLER / PASCAL COLMAN / ALEX DAVIES / BRIGITTE HART / MARK MITCHELL / SIMON GROUNDS / MARK HEWITT / GILLIAN LEVER / YASMINE SHARAF / JON SHUB / DARCY REDMOND / KRISTEN RETALLICK / AMANDA ROFF / ROBBIE ROWLANDS
Two Times (2018)
Stereo headphone sound, blindfold, water, ink, paper, perspex, archival pigment prints, video projection, no set duration