[ISEA2013] Artists Statement: Trudy Lane & Halsey Burgund – A Walk Through Deep Time

Artists  Statement

Guided Walking Tour, Audioscape available. Join in on a walk through 4.57 billion years of the earth’s history, laid out to scale as an exploration of ‘deep‘ (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_time) or geologic time (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geologic_time_scale) in The Rocks, a historic area of Sydney. Inhabiting the length of this trail are tiny collected ‘wonders’ and an evolving, location-sensitive audioscape of musical elements and participant voices. Roving discussions events will be held along the trail (rain or shine), to which you are invited to bring your own wonders on the topics of time, energy and ancestors. Participants can also experience the audioscape at any time, and can record and contribute their own thoughts using the free Deep Time iOS app (itunes.apple.com/us/app/a-walk-through-deep-time/id593281463?mt=8) or online (halseyburgund.com/deeptime/speak.html). Participants are advised to bring headphones for the audioscape, and iOS devices also for the walk events. Trail maps can be picked up from the event meeting place, or online at the project page. For more information about the project and how to participate, please visit: thehouseofwonder.org/projects/a-walk-through-deep-time

iOS Development: Joe Zobkiw, Local support: Bernadette Flynn, Project Support: intercreate.org

  • Trudy Lane is an artist, curator and digital media designer whose work has an ecological and social focus. In her art practise she seeks to create inspiring models of encounter between specialised cultures of knowledge. Awesome scales of time and space are explored as spaces of unknowing that might encourage a re-imagining. The artist’s long-term project here involves developing an entity known as The House of Wonder. Previous work developing online exhibitions and participatory projects while at the Walker Art Center won her international awards, and collaboratively developed artworks have been exhibited at events and venues such as VIPER (Lucerne), European Media Art Festival (Osnabruck), FILE – Electronic Language International Festival (Sao Paulo), Big Torino (Turin), and Documenta (Kassel). thehouseofwonder.org
  • Halsey Burgund is a musician and sound artist whose installations and musical performances make extensive use of spoken human voice recordings as musical elements, alongside traditional and electronic instruments. Halsey has exhibited and performed in museums and galleries internationally, including the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Puke Ariki Museum (NZ), the Museum of Science, Boston and the California Academy of Sciences. He was awarded a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship to explore their audio archives for future work and published an artist project in the Public Art Dialogue journal in 2012. Halsey’s band, Aesthetic Evidence, performs his music publicly, using various customized electronic instruments to reproduce the voices within the context of composed works. halseyburgund.com