[ISEA2011] Artist Statement: Nigel Helyer – Weeping Willow

Artist Statement

Cultural and ideological relationship between two Empires, Britannia and Cathay (China) both of which regarded themselves as the hub of the Universe.

  • Dr. Nigel Helyer (a.k.a. Dr. Sonique) is an independent interdisciplinary sculptor and sound-artist. He is the director of a small multidisciplinary team Sonic Objects; Sonic Architecture which has forged an international reputation for large scale sound-sculpture installations, environmental public artworks, museum inter-actives and new media projects. Nigel is a longstanding collaborator with and advisor to the SymbioticA lab of the University of Western Australia, realising such projects as GeneMusiK a biological music remixing system, the insect installation Host and as the Artistic Director of the infamous LifeBoat. His activities include the development of a powerful virtual audio reality mapping system, Sonic Landscapes in collaboration with Lake Technology (now Dolby Australia) and he is the Artistic Director of the AudioNomad Research Group developing the AudioNomad location sensitive environmental audio system at UNSW. He is currently Adjunct Professor in the National Institue of Experimental Art, College of Fine Arts, UNSW. He is also Honorary Research Fellow in SymbioticA, UWA; Honorary Research Fellow in Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies UTAS and Visiting¬†Professor in National INstitute for Experimental Arts, COFA, UNSW.

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