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distance event this weekend

DISTANCE is a weekend of performances, talks, video and activity over distance…. Distance has always been a part of our lives. Now, more than ever, we are expected to negotiate the complexities of near and far. From conquistador to ryanair to Skype to pilgrimage to chatroom to your neighbour’s front door, a multitude of choices […]

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the quietest day of the year

  Good Friday is a great day for listening at sunrise. Or at least here in Perth — it’s as quiet as a grave.

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the death of objects

  The Autopsies project This project explores how objects die. Just as the twentieth century was transformed by the advent of new forms of media–the typewriter, gramophone, and film, for example–the arrival of the twenty-first century has brought the phasing out of many public and private objects that only recently seemed essential to “modern life.” […]

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Archaeoacoustics: Spaces and Sound in the Ancient World

  Something deserving more investigation: “bringing a new dimension to what we know about our past” http://www.ancientmed.org/conference.htm ARCHAEOACOUSTICS? The field is an application of the sense of hearing to the science of archaeology.  We are particularly interested in the role acoustic behavior may have had in the development and design of important architecture and ritual […]

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the possibility that half our rainfall will go

  Released yesterday by the Minister for Climate Change and Water, the Hon. Penny Wong, the report forecast reductions in runoff in South West Western Australia up to 49% over the next 20 years.

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Clean Up Australia Day 2010

  http://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/ http://www.cleanup.org.au/au/ bugger bugger bugger, forgot!

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Lone Twin: The boat project

  these guys just keep coming up with fab projects South East from Artists Taking the Lead on Vimeo.

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Siri Hayes

  A photographer of contemporary landscapes. Siri is just about to have a small showing at Grantpirrie. I liked these images from the show and the website http://www.sirihayes.com/ Aquatic listening device (from Dredge) 2009 Geomorphical listening (from Dredge) 2009 Theatre seats 2003 from Lyric theatre 2002 – 2004

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Julie Mehretu’s complexity and immanence

 

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irn bru bird (bro)

  The do-it-yourself guide to urban wildlife habitat regeneration or, how to make a kingfisher from a discarded IRN BRU can by Jethro Brice see http://www.instructables.com/id/kingfisher-project%2c-Kelvinbridge%2c-Glasgow%2c-2006/

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yarn bombing

A lot of artists are using the www.instructables.com website to post DIY artworks and projects. I’m quite fond of yarn bombing around light poles but this one is even better

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geospatial revolution project — the location of anything is becoming everything

  We live in the Global Location Age. “Where am I?” is being replaced by, “Where am I in relation to everything else?” PennState public broadcasting is making a program on the ‘geospatial revolution.’ Its a bit wow mountains from actually its been around for a long time molehills but interesting nevertheless. http://geospatialrevolution.psu.edu/index.html

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Art’s Birthday

  Art’s Birthday was proposed in 1963 by French artist Robert Filliou to celebrate the presence of art in our lives. It has since been celebrated on January 17 as an annual exchange-art event by a collection of artists and artist organizations around the world… http://www.artsbirthday.net/

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Steve Goodman’s Sonic Warfare: Sound, Affect and the Ecology of Fear

  Steve Goodman’s Sonic Warfare: Sound, Affect and the Ecology of Fear I was wondering whether to pursue this book and decided not to on the basis that I do not want to talk about fear and pain — irritation, intimidation, or even permanent harm — in my work. Nevertheless a good review by Geeta […]

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The last passenger pigeon

  The last passenger pigeon the world will ever know died on September 1, 1914

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