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ART IN PLACE - Sonic Hill

West Australian artists Tom Mùller and Ned Beckley (Agency 296) collaborated to present the 2019 ART IN PLACE project. Their artwork Sonic Hill was a site-specific audio sculpture that invited audiences to ‘hear’ a renewed sense of place from 12 April to 28 April 2019 at Wireless Hill, Ardross.

 

About the Installation

Wireless Hill has been a place of communication for thousands of years, previously by the Bibbulmun people as a look out and place to send smoke signals, and after as the site of the Applecross Wireless Station from 1912 to 1968.

Taking the form of a telecommunications tower, the Sonic Hill sculptural installation broadcasted a soundscape to explore this rich history, connecting these historical lines and translating them via morse-code and cultural stories.

 

The Sonic Hill tower was a tribute to the past and present towers that surround it and the communication lines that have grown and developed from the site, both indigenous and technical innovations, from hunting and gathering to morse-code, and mobile technology.

Sonic Hill brought us together, placing a spotlight on the continued importance of communication throughout our shared histories as a way to connect our communities.

For more videos and information about Sonic Hill, visit the City's Arts and Events Facebook page. Find out more about Wireless Hill and Wireless Hill Museum too.

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About the Artists

Agency 296 is an art and design bureau with a practice that combines a broad range of disciplines including sculpture, installation, public art, design, and architecture. Agency 296 is a collaboration between Tom Mùller and Ned Beckley.

Tom Mùller is a multi-disciplined visual artist. Mùller has exhibited extensively, both nationally and internationally. He is a big picture artist whose practice combines public art, temporal installations and spatial interventions.

Ned Beckley is an artist with a multi-faceted practice in which sound is the key material of communication and investigation. He has a diverse body of work that spans electronic performance and recordings, soundtracks and sound design for film and TV, installation, dance and various multimedia frameworks.

Modelling and Fabrication: Shaun Banner (OCKHM)

Engineering: Eric le Meur (Wood & Grieve Engineers)

Programming: Steve Berrick (Ololo)

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