Liquid Architecture is an Australian organisation for artists working with sound. LA investigates the sounds themselves, but also the ideas communicated about, and the meaning of, sound and listening.
Our program stages encounters and creates spaces for sonic experience, and critical reflection on sonority and systems of sonic affect. To do this, we host experiences at the intersection of contemporary art and experimental music, supporting artists to produce performances and concerts, exhibitions, talks, reading groups, workshops and recordings in art spaces, music venues and other sites.
Liquid Architecture is curatorially driven and our methodology embraces research, collaborations and imaginations. We want to echo beyond local conversations, problems, debates and questions, to reverberate across media and disciplines, and so to sound out new discourses about the audible world, and beyond.
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first sovereign owners of this unceded country. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and becoming.
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'Cosmic Static' is the outcome of d'Evie and Bervin's research at the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) artist-in-residence programme. It experiments with the dynamics of 'cosmic eavesdropping', combining a repurposed sculptural radio telescope feed from one of SETI’s arrays with an ultrasonic projection of field recordings and stories of individuals dedicated to listening for extraterrestrial signals.
Central to the work is the story of amateur radio operator Grote Reber, who succeeded in detecting cosmic static in 1938 using a parabolic antenna built in his Chicago backyard. Cosmic Static samples two bodies of field recordings, one from the Tasmanian landscapes where Reber moved in 1954 and constructed antenna farms by stringing wires across sheep grazing lands, and the other from the Grote Reber Museum at the University of Hobart’s Mount Pleasant Radio Observatory. Another narrative collages fragments from the history of extraterrestrial listening, including field recordings at SETI’s Allen Telescope Array in Hat Creek, California, where a small operational staff maintains forty-two small dishes, searching for anomalous stellar and interstellar signals. A third story explores the research of SETI astrophysicist Laurance Doyle, who studies the language complexity and signal transmissions of non-human species – from plant–insect communications, to monkey whistling and baby dolphin babbling – to develop methods of discerning intelligent extraterrestrial signals amidst the galactic noise.
Fayen d'Evie is an artist, writer and curator based in Muckleford, rural Victoria whose works are attuned to complex embodiment, sensory translations, ephemerality, obscurity, concealment, wayfinding, and the invisible.
Artist and poet Jen Bervin’s research-driven, interdisciplinary works weave together art, writing, textiles, and science in complex ways.
Bryan Phillips is a Chilean Australian artist working in community arts, music and performance, using sound as a means to facilitate engagement with others.
Andy Slater is a legally blind musician, sound artist, author, and performer. He is a 2018 3Arts/Bodies Of Work fellow at the University Of Illinois Chicago and Institutional Incubation Artist at High Concept Labs.