Counihan Gallery, Brunswick. Australia, 2013
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'Sift' consisted of a dimly lit, suspended black square sieve, sifting flour directly in response to the vibration of sound. This ambient meditative sound score was composed from recordings captured from the local abandoned brick factory and town hall, including huge industrial cogs, squeaky council chamber chairs, corridor grandfather clocks and pigeons. Appreciated trans-culturally across millennia as a humble life-engendering medium, flour was venerated into an ephemeral sculptural column, translating the unseen aural landscape. This intimate and arresting meditative work saw hundreds of kilograms of flour accumulate at its base, avalanches eventually occurring whilst tremors resonated and interfaced with peoples’ stillness in the space.
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