SOUND SERIES: HOUSEKEEPING
2 – 19 August 2017
Opening Night |Thursday 3 August, 6 - 8pm
Live Closing Performance with Clinton Green | Saturday 19 August 5-6pm.
Housekeeping is an installation for sound and object, generated from the artist’s collection of found detritus amassed over many years. Drawing attention to the small, overlooked objects that populate and litter our existence, Housekeeping brings to life the fetishised yet neglected world of these everyday objects, animating them physically through sound and via collage/assemblage-based compositional techniques. Oblique narratives are shaped into an hermetic sonic environment. At the completion of the installation the majority of the objects contained within it will once again be discarded: Housekeeping.
Eamon Sprod (tarab) explores re-contextualised collected sounds and tactile gestures formed into dynamic, psycho-geographical compositions inspired by discarded things, found things, crawling around in the dirt, junk, the ground, rocks, dust, wind, walking aimlessly, scratchy things, decay and most if not all the things he hears and sees. More than simply documenting a given site, tarab is interested in a direct engagement with our surrounds, teasing out half narratives, visceral sensation, false leads and heightened awareness.
tarab's latest LP an incomplete yet fixed idea is released by Aposiopése with previous compositional works released on 23five, Unfathomless, Kaon, Cronica, Semperflorens, Naturestrip, Nonlinear and Compost and Height.
Clinton Green makes something akin to music. Formerly recording under the moniker of Undecisive God, Clinton has been active in Australian experimental music since the 1990s as a recording and performing artist, curator, facilitator, writer and researcher. He has worked with unconventional approaches to guitars, turntables and found objects as tools for new forms of musical expression. He also works with dancers, theatre and performance artists in improvised collaborative situations. Clinton runs the Shame File Music label and writes on/researches historical and contemporary aspects of Australian experimental music. He completed a residency in Taiwan in 2015, which included site recordings and performances with Chun-liang Liu (who works with Green as the duo Moe Chee), and workshops on experimental music practice and the art of listening.
His current interests and pursuits include: multi-disciplinary improvised (often durational) actions in unconventional locations (such as public space); incorporation of text into improvised performance; the composition of structured improvisational situations; the Improv Idol talent show/improvisation lab with Carmen Chan; collaborative improvised site-specific performances/ceremonies with Ren Walters and Michael McNab; ongoing performance of Carmen Chan’s If I Am A Musical Thinker multimedia piece.
Image | Eamon Sprod, Housekeeping. 2017, various material. Courtesy the artist.