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2009-2012 the sixth shore

a ecosystemic soundscape project!

A survey of the flora of the Lake Cooloongup National Park

Water soaked cover

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tree death — mentions Lake Clifton but refers to deaths around the world

  Climate change is here… NARRATION Something has changed too, for the Tuart trees. At Lake Clifton, south of Perth, their twisted skeletons rise through the peppermint groves. These ones died in the 1990s. In other areas, they are failing to fruit, and the species’ seed bank is drastically declining. Prof Giles Hardy Again, we […]

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cusp: Artist in residence at blend(er) gallery

  Currently working with audio/visual/performance technical expert Simon Wise to create a 5.5 m x 5.5 m grid of spatial sound. Cusp is an indoor spatial sound piece as part of The Sixth Shore project. We needed a big space and were very lucky to secure a pop-up artist in residence at the blend(er) gallery […]

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Earth Day today!

    wishing you, earth, less extinctions and habitat loss wishing all humans thoughtful and radical connections and positive futures

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Adaptation exhibition

  The Adaptation exhibition runs 6 May to 10 June at INQB8. It is the culmination of SymbioticA’s Adaptation project. There is an opening and artist talks 4:30 to 7:00 pm Sunday 6 May. INQB8.mandurah Centre for Contemporary Art 63 Ormsby Terrace Mandurah, Western Australia Exhibition open on the Stretch Festival weekend 5 and 6 […]

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Adaptation opening

  The Adaptation exhibition about Lake Clifton opening and talks is on 4:30 to 7:00 pm Sunday 6 May. The exhibition runs 6 May to 10 June at INQB8. INQB8.mandurah Centre for Contemporary Art 63 Ormsby Terrace Mandurah, Western Australia Exhibition open on the Stretch Festival weekend 5 and 6 May (12.00 noon to 4.00 […]

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Permeate on Radio National features Perdita Phillips

  The short segment Permeate (part of Off Track) produced by Miyuki Jokiranta features an interview with Perdita Phillips about walking and sound in her practice. It includes narrative extracts from the sound walk To Meander and Back.   You can listen to it here http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/permeate3a-perdita-phillips/3932726 (download might possibly be restricted to Australian isp addresses). […]

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cusp

  Currently working with audio/visual/performance technical expert Simon Wise to create a 4.5 m x 4.5 m grid of spatial sound. Cusp is an indoor spatial sound piece as part of The Sixth Shore project. Explanation for the formation of beach cusps remains inconclusive and may involve the formation of standing edge waves or alternatively […]

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Wildlife Sound Recording Workshop in Western Australia 18-23 September 2011

The biennial workshop of the Australian Wildlife Sound Recording Group Inc (AWSRG) will be held for the first time in Western Australia from 18th to 23rd September 2011 at the Wellington Lodge and Conference Centre, Wellington Mills. It immediately follows on from the 2011 TOTALLY HUGE NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL CONFERENCE Perth, Western Australia (16 – […]

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Lake Clifton fires

  At 11:52 am on the 10th of January as many as seven fires were lit along the Forrest Highway in Southwest Western Australia. The fires then coalesced and moved northeast towards Southern Eastuary Road and the municipal localities of Lake Clifton and Herron. These semi-rural areas are along the east side of the Mandurah-Eaton […]

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unruly ecologies symposium talks online

Recently I organised/curated/convened the unruly ecologies: biodiversity and art symposium for SymbioticA: A symposium exploring the possibilities and difficulties of the diversity of life through critical investigations in art, ecology and action. The majority of talks can be accessed here: http://www.symbiotica.uwa.edu.au/activities/events/unruly-ecologies Unfotunately the original website no longer exists. It originally contained an online of survey biodiversity […]

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Cyanobacteria slime samples of D M Paterson

  These pictures were taken in October 2010 of the research of Professor D M Paterson into the effect of micobialite communities on sedimentation regimes (material from the Shark Bay stromatolites).

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the biodiversity tree-web

  Mucking around with old and new representations of the tree of life until it becomes more web-like…. See a slightly larger version here

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testing commercial gps units

  As part of the project we tested commercial gps units at a site near Lake Clifton to find out whether their accuracy was sufficient and whether tree cover was going to be a problem.

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Limestone Suiseki

  Nosing out of the terra rossa soil, a limestone boulder with lichen and unusual weathering…

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