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 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.
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Talks program: public speaking, private thinking, social listening
“Talk Lying Down” Christof Migone
The lecture is about information. The stutter is about interruption. The Stutterance is the information and its interruption held in tension, both refusing to give ground. It’s didactic but it’s also anti-sense, like New Waver’s ‘message songs’.
New Waver: We Built This Suburb On Indie Rock
We moved to Brunswick, now its value grows
Northcote’s worth a million, on to Broadmeadows
You’d hope that by now, we’d have learned our lesson
Please come to the opening of my micro-gallery in Preston
Stutterances is Liquid Architecture 2014’s talks program. It is an exercise in public speaking, private thinking, and social listening. We talk about sound. And sound is the medium through which we talk. So, talking is both the subject and the medium.
“Stop talking about talks” – Christof Migone
“Stop listening to listening” – Liquid Architecture
“Stop talking about listening” – everyone else
So… what about ‘listening to talking’?
“What am I in regard to Mask Mirror? A performer? A composer? A writer? A sound poet? A sound artist? The answer I give is simple and just one: I am a musician. And my material is language” — Alessandro Bosetti, Stutterances performer.
Italian artist Alessandro Bosetti takes us into the slippage between information and pure sound in speech – the point at which language becomes music, and at which music becomes a language – with his work Mask Mirror. Using a synthesiser to manipulate spoken word samples from field research, interviews, conversations and soliloquies to develop elaborate abstract live compositions, to perform, with his keyboard, as Peter Szendy might say, a ‘sonorous archive’ of the sound of speaking.
“The power of the stutterance, when it erupts from the uttering mouth, is the power to perform disruption on language. The stutter disturbs language’s servility to order, coherence and flow. We use the stutterance as a concept sharpened to pierce language, to make it leak.” — what we said
“Talk about the work of another as your own” Christof Migone
“I am Charlie Sofo” Makiko Yamamoto, performer at Stutterances speaks in the voice of her artist friend.
“Talk where only the audience talks” Christof Migone
For Ur 1st Luv, money talks. Literally, in that at Stutterances we will see the first dividends from their proposal in A Sound Investment, to transform cash into art, and hear what the artists have to say about it. (Talk is cheap – listening is expensive).
Ur 1st Luv. A Sound Investment. from Ur 1st Luv on Vimeo.
“Talk where only partial views are provided” Christof Migone
A partial view, a half-heard remark, a glimpse of the future, a mirror that’s black and light and sounds of surrender, or sorcery. (Emile Zile)
“Talk only in whispers and shouts” Christof Migone
A lecture in heavy metal by Johannes Kreidler
A scream in the lecture theatre by Kusum Normoyle
“Talk generously and genuinely” Christof Migone
What we hope we are doing.
the point at which language becomes music, and at which music becomes a language
Current research: Microphone hitting, book flipping, tongue extruding, record releasing, word hyphenating, para-pedagogical positioning, careless curating, noise making, sequitur following, paper passing, interval counting, rhythm repeating, phone licking, machine fingering, playlist compiling, silence listening.
Everyday detournment of social media and search tools in dynamic live performances that offer new perspectives on these ready-to-hand tools, and the subtle ways these might shape or condition our contemporary experience.
For me, music never exists alone; a composer must always deal with interrelationships.
More like metal than hysteria
The performance of awkwardness exposes vulnerabilities of the social and ideological codes underlying spoken language, communication and understanding.
Appropriation of classic rock as a vehicle to examine the trials and tribulations of contemporary life, to the art of Powerpoint.
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