[ISEA2006] Artists Talk: Shawn Decker, Ed Osborn & Nigel Helyer – SoundCulture Panel

Artists Statement

SoundCulture is an international collective doing sound-related work that explores artistic and cultural contexts for this work outside of the traditional modes of presentation of music. For members of SoundCulture, sound is a transvergent medium. Presentation of sound in public works and installations involves objects and systems for producing sound, interactivity, and other modes of presentation associated with the plastic arts. SoundCulture practitioners are increasingly object makers, programmers, and visual artists. In this panel discussion, SoundCulture artists will discuss this aspect of their current practices in particular, and how working from a background in sound informs these other activities.

  • Shawn Decker, Chicago, USA / Sydney, Australia. Co-Director ISEA97
  • Ed Osborn,¬†Sydney, Australia / Helsinki, Finland
  • Nigel Helyer, a,k.a. Dr. Sonique, Sydney, Australia: culptor, sound artist, visiting Professor at Stanford University; Artist in Residence at the Paul Scherrer Institut in Switzerland; a fellow of the Australia Council for 2002/3; winner of the Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award 2002 and curator of “Sonic-Differences” (Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth) 2004.