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.
PO Box 12315
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Mangrove, Casuarina, Cotton Tree, Palm
135 Bundall Rd
Surfers Paradise, QLD
The Gold Coast is home many different plants which thrive in the unlikely environment of saltwater ecosystems. Mangrove communities support millions upon millions of lives. Casuarinas – also called she-oaks – spread their needle-shaped scale-leaves in a fine carpet to smother other vegetation, vitally supporting the healthy balance of wetlands by keeping other plant encroachment in check. She-oak nuts are also a favoured food for wayilahr, black cockatoos. Cotton trees – beach hibiscus – also grow in the intertidal zone, where their bark has traditionally been used for string, their roots brace sandbanks together and their canopy shields and protects saltwater worlds. Palm trees are another liminal species, symbolising Coastal dreams of subtropical paradise and waterfront property ownership, and also the eviction of old, unruly gardens for an aspirational aesthetic of manicured shadelessness.
Far from being silenced, these quintessentially Gold Coast plants are actually very vocal, speak to systems beyond botany – wider ecologies and narrower economies – acting as symbols to spark our dialogues about plant-human relations on the Glitter Strip. Through a series of co-operative performances, open conversations and tea-drinking, this program of plant-listening unfolds over an afternoon at Home of the Arts.
Glenda Nalder, who is a Ngugi person of the Gold Coast, will speak about plants within indigenous perspectives and philosophy with a special focus on the plants of Quandamooka.
Libby Harward, who is a Ngugi woman from the Quandamooka, will give an artist talk and read Oodgeroo Noonuccal's Talwalpin and Kowinka (Cotton-Tree and Red Mangrove). Later Libby will lead a canoe listening tour with LA’s Danni Zuvela, through sites of occupation and botanical subjectivities.
The world’s leading plant bioacoustic scientist, Monica Gagliano (Perth) will give a reading and thoughts from her latest book, the phyto-biography Thus Spoke the Plant (North Atlantic Books; 2018).
Leah Barclay’s response to Monica’s book will take the form of a virtual reality installation and mobile application which will enable participants to listen to listen to a variety of native and introduced species within the Home of the Arts parkland surrounds, including Moreton Bay fig trees, Chinese elms, and grey mangroves on the riverbank. Leah will lead a listening walk to listen to a significant tree on the grounds.
In a three-way symbiosis, Jason Haggerty, will collaborate with Marie Craven (video image) and Marly Luske (sound) to produce an experimental response to the themes of vegetal transformation in Monica's book; you can watch the video here.
David Spooner’s queering of plant discourse will deploy 'plant drag' to consider dominating environments; vegetal-human abundance; visibility, audibility and masculinity; and what it might mean to grow in the wrong context, or flourish in balance.
Mutual Making (Caitlin Franzmann and Dhana Merritt) will generate a space for plant thinking, tea-drinking and divination.
Artist and seed enthusiast Sophie Munns will join them in observing, drawing and drawing out stories of the multidimensional significance of seeds with a workshop on preserving and promoting genetic biodiversity in the face of climate change.
Throughout the day, Tiafau + Will D. Ness will share floating landscapes in sound; vegetal curiosities and audible observations in the canopy.
Refreshments by Mutual Making and Libby Harward, featuring native and local lemon myrtle and seed teas, damper and native honey.
Please wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. Thongs and togs and strong paddling arms are recommended for those wishing to join the canoe trip.
This event takes place on the sovereign lands of the Yugambeh people.Curated by co-Artistic Director Danni Zuvela
Creative Producer: Lu Forsberg
Co-presented by Liquid Architecture and HoTA
Supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund