[ISEA2022] Paper: Nigel Helyer — Sonus Maris


Full Paper. Session: Critical Robotics / Ecologies and biotechnical relationships

Keywords: Art and Science, Environmental art, Sonification and Visualisation, Sound Sculpture, Climate systems

Sonus Maris is a collaborative creative-research project at the Water Research Laboratory, Sydney Australia (University of New South Wales) which is developing a series of artworks that attempt to manifest the underlying dynamics and complex interaction of natural climate and oceanic systems. Employing visual and telemetric data from satellites as well as on the ground observations and ariel surveying the research team aim to generate sophisticated sonification and visualisation that offer a palpable and visceral experience of the long-term flows and patterns as well as of the singularities that make up the world around us. The work is currently being developed as a large-format audio/visual presentation and as a touring exhibition and associated project website.

  • Dr Nigel Helyer (AU) is a sculptor and sound artist whose interdisciplinary practice combines art and science to embrace our social, cultural and physical environments. He brings these concerns together in creative projects that prompt the community to engage with their cultural histories, identity and sense of place; inviting us to examine the abstract conditions of our world and our complex relationships to it. Nigel is a board member of the Paris based Association Internationale de Critiques d’Art and is a prolific contributor to journals, conferences and broadcasts. Principal web archive – http://www.sonicobjects.com