A symposium hosted by ICLL and Createc on the twin subjects of water and plant life in Western Australia.
For its end-of-year symposium, the International Centre for Landscape and Language (ICLL) at ECU's Mount Lawley Campus is pleased to present a distinguished array of biologists, geographers, writers, artists, and other creative and scientific people.
The symposium will showcase innovative, interdisciplinary, and arts-based environmental research being done by staff, alumnae, and postgraduate researchers at ECU. Presenters include Rod Giblett, Hugo Bekle, Nandi Chinna, Mary-Louise McDermott, Holly Story, Annamaria Weldon, Perdita Phillips, Nien Schwarz, and Gregory Pryor. We are also pleased to announce two distinguished keynote speakers.
November 2009 marks the 150th anniversary of the publishing of Darwin's Origin of the Species. Patrick Armstrong, a Senior Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia, will present 'Charles Darwin's Other Islands: The Voyage of the Beagle, Other Than the Galapagos'. The voyage that Charles Darwin made on His Majesty's Surveying Sloop Beagle, 1831-1836, provided the basis of much of his later scientific work. This talk will concentrate on the importance of the 40 or so islands that he visited - in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans - and his approach to the observations he made on them, in an attempt to …
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 …