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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Liquid Architecture (LA) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of personal information obtained and stored about its audience or clientele, including users of this website.
We understand and appreciate that our audience or clientele and users of this website are concerned about their privacy and the confidentiality and security of any information that may be provided to us.
This policy applies when liquid architecture determines what information will be collected or disclosed, or how any information will be processed.
We take a broad understanding of what constitutes ‘personal information’. We understand ‘personal information’ to include any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
We may update this policy from time to time by publishing the new version on our website.
THE TYPES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION LA COLLECTS
The following are examples of the types of personal information that may be collected by the organisation.
- Contact information including email address, phone number, names, gender, organisation, role.
- Connection information including linkages and referrals between people.
- Financial information including amounts paid to LA, donated to LA, or received by LA.
- When you visit our website, our server maintains an access log that includes the following information: the visitor’s IP address, the date and time of the visit to the site, the pages accessed and documents downloaded, the previous site visited, and the type of browser used.
- When you visit our website, cookies are installed on your device that provides information to Google Analytics to give us statistical information about our visitors.
HOW PERSONAL INFORMATION IS COLLECTED
LA collects personal information in a variety of different ways depending on the type of contact that is made with the organisation. We collect personal information both from individuals directly and from third parties.
- Subscribing to LA’s e-newsletter via the website, in-person or other means.
- Registering for LA’s programs of events (eg. performances, workshops, lectures)
- Purchasing a ticket for LA’s programs of events via a ticketing system (eg Eventbrite)
- Making an online enquiry.
- Making an individual donation to LA.
- Becoming a sponsor.
- Submitting a proposal to LA.
- Providing written feedback to LA.
- Through agreements with programming partners to add addresses to our mailing lists.
- Images of persons might be collected during documentation of an LA performance.
- If you become a LA Associate, Volunteer or Board Member.
LA may also collect personal information over the phone, in person or by electronic correspondence in order to undertake its regular administrative operations.
WHY PERSONAL INFORMATION IS COLLECTED
LA collects personal information in order to service the needs of its staff, audience and partnerships. This information is only used with your consent. Your personal information may be retained and used for the following purposes:
- For communicating about upcoming programs and services offered by LA and its partners.
- For documenting LA performances and events.
- To make recommendations to web-site visitors about other services that LA offers that may be of interest.
- To communicate to LA audiences on behalf of other arts or government organisations offering information regarding their products.
- To communicate with staff, artists, associates, volunteers, or Board Members.
- Notifying changes of program details.
- To market upcoming events.
- For market research purposes.
- To market online services.
All details are kept secure at all times and any individual may request their information is not used for direct marketing, research or any other purpose.
DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
LA will not sell, lend, disclose, or give personal information of its audience or clientele to external individuals or organisations without first obtaining the customer’s consent.
LA may, however, disclose your personal information or financial data (information exchanged in transactions relating to donations, ticket purchasing or any other product sold):
- To our insurer or legal advisors for the purpose of obtaining insurance coverage, obtaining professional advice, and managing risks.
- To our payment services providers or financial institutions. LA will share transaction data only to the extent necessary for processing, refunding, or dealing with queries about payments.
- In a situation where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation that LA is subject to, or in order to protect the vital interests of a person.
LA will not disclosure personal information to recipients in another jurisdiction unless that jurisdiction has a privacy regime at least as equally protective as Australia. LA will always ask for specific consent before disclosing personal information to a recipient in another jurisdiction.
PERSONAL INFORMATION ACCURACY
LA is committed to ensuring all personal information it collects is accurate, complete and up-to-date. However, the accuracy of this personal information to a large extent depends on the information provided by its clients. LA asks that all clients:
- Advise us if you become aware of any errors in your personal information.
- Advise of any changes in their personal details, such as address, email address and phone number.
At any time, any person has the right:
- To know what personal information LA holds about them and how it has been used.
- To correct or alter any personal information LA holds about them.
- To have the personal information about them erased.
- To withdraw consent for the collection, retention, disclosure, use or processing of personal information.
- To make a request or inquiry, write to email@example.com
The LA website contains links to other sites. LA is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. LA encourages users when they leave the site to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personal information. This privacy statement applies solely to the activities of LA.
OUR DATA SECURITY POLICY
LA takes steps to prevent the personal information it holds from misuse, loss, interference or unauthorised access. Personal information is never stored in cloud servers.
LA will also destroy or de-identify personal information when it is no longer needed, or when requested.
You are invited to take part in Melbourne SoundWords, a phonographic writing project convened by Salomé Voegelin in collaboration with Catherine Clover for the Liquid Architecture Festival, which takes place in Melbourne, Australia, August/ September 2014.
Melbourne Soundwords forms a guest edition of a regular blog SoundWords soundwords.tumblr.com, which attempts to write about sound and the listened to without simply relying on adjectives and adverbs, (loud, quiet, noisy, harsh) but by expanding and inventing words and their use, to accommodate the invisible ephemerality and passing nature of sound. We are interested in publishing short texts that express a present listening to Melbourne, or that articulate a remembered sound of the city, and even texts about imagined sounds that might not have been heard at all but that could sound in Melbourne one day. They can be from any environment you listen in: your home or your hotel room, the street, the car or the bus, a shop or bar, a park or an institution, any moment of listening through which you encounter or imagine the city.
These texts can be very short, with the minimum word count being one, and the maximum being 50.
You are encouraged to write several times or only once, these texts can be as experimental, ungrammatical, poetic, prosaic or even inarticulate, as you like.
They will be published before during and after the Liquid Architecture Festival on the blog site and 20 of the submitted texts will be screened on the Big Screen in Federation Square a popular public meeting space, ringed by cultural institutions (the National Gallery, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, the Ian Potter Museum; various auditoria) and restaurants/cafes/bars in the city centre of Melbourne.
Please send your texts to Salomé Voegelin firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for Big Screen inclusion is the 25th August, however we are happy to receive further texts for the blog site throughout September.
Each entry will be properly accredited
A few notes here about the context of the blog SoundWords:
www.soundwords.tumblr.com was started in 2010 as an attempt to write about sound without placing it in the role of the attribute, the adjective and adverb, linked and sublimated to a visual object, a noun, describing without being grasped in its own invisible materiality.
The blog writes the soundscape, sonic events and occurrences of the everyday through listening: working from the heard into words, to draw attention to the listening process and how we participate in our acoustic environment. The interest lies in what a transcription of listening can produce, how it can narrate our surroundings differently, leading to different insights, sensibilities and consequences about the world we live in and how we live in it.
Your texts about Melbourne will be added to the blog and hopefully the blog will have new entries everyday increasingly opening the sonic world of Melbourne to its readers who might never have been there and only know it from images or from its visual map, or who have lived there all their lives but never listened to it. The aim is to provide a different image of the city, one made from the relationships, processes and materials forming below the surface of the visible; to explore Melbourne through its sound, to hear it as an environment, a timespace place that does not afford us a vista but grants us access to the mobility of its own production.
We are very happy to answer any questions and to clarify the project further, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
We are looking forward to your contributions
With the very best wishes
Salomé Voegelin and Catherine Clover