My assemblages explore ideas of communication and technology, presented in the form of fictional, anachronistic machines. Tower of Babel offers three versions of musical material, each utilising identical shapes, yet each is transformed by being played by differently tuned mechanisms. It is a physical and aural reference to the Biblical tale while seeking to prompt thought about contemporary communications also. On the interactive level, the experience of the observer is personalised by their unique performance of the musical sounds.
Courtesy of Catherine Asquith Gallery
metal music box, bamboo, paper
20 x 21 x 28 cm
Judges of the 2010 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: John Kaldor AM (Principal of Kaldor Public Art Projects), Glenn Barkley (Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney) and Monica McMahon (Curator at University of Western Sydney).
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