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 can be understood as a paradigm of self organisation, where positive feedback between the morphology of the beach and the flow of the water, create slight height differences that reinforce themselves.
Beach cusps are self organising once they form and continue until wave energy conditions change. They can be seen as analogies for how we can re-evaluate and reset our environmental and cultural priorities.
In this gallery-based work, sound moves through different speakers in a sequence similar to the way waves come up a beach before washing back out into the sea. It will be exhibited in Adaptation (6 May to 10 June at INQB8).
INQB8.mandurah Centre for Contemporary Art
63 Ormsby Terrace
Mandurah, Western Australia
Exhibition opening and talks: 4:30 to 7:00 pm Sunday 6 May
Open on the Stretch Festival weekend 5 …
Wake Up, Freak Out - then Get a Grip from Leo Murray on Vimeo.
This is a film called Wake Up, Freak Out - then Get a Grip by Leo Murray. Does it explain or hinder? Does it paralyse or promote action? Rhetoric or persuasion? I liked the poor man carrying the fat man with the tv set -- exactly whose carrot is it as they go over the cliff?
The film hints that it is more than individual consumption that needs changing but other than this does not go out to propose overly specific solutions (but see the tiny people at the end, though).
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 and contemporary art showcasing the work of over 50 artists worldwide as well as an extensive list of links and online resources.
Why unruly ecologies? Read my text here.
Many thanks to symposium speakers, participants, artists and SymbioticA.