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Old noise, new sounds: sonic explorations in gallery spaces

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Abstract


  • Leon Narbey's electronic sound and light installation Real Time opened . New Plymouth's Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in February 1970. It was a noisy exhibition. Fluorescent and neon lights constructed flickering visual spaces, swathes of black polythene disguised all internal architecture, and recording microphones and movement triggers transferred sounds from one space to another. It was simultaneously disorientating and exhilarating. Real Time was

    a major installation in a minor location. Outside the centres of an already. peripheral country, Real Time raised the possibility of networked electronic installation transgressing the mainstreams of both "gallery art and media art." It did this by using feedback and the relations of signal to noise to bring sound and image together in an interactive environment.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Ballard, S. "Old noise, new sounds: sonic explorations in gallery spaces." The Aotearoa Digital Arts Reader. Ed.S. Ballard & S. Brennan. Auckland, New Zealand: Aotearoa Digital Arts and Clouds, 2008, 146-158.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780958278997

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1336&context=creartspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/creartspapers/328

Book Title


  • The Aotearoa Digital Arts Reader

Start Page


  • 146

End Page


  • 158

Place Of Publication


  • Auckland, New Zealand

Abstract


  • Leon Narbey's electronic sound and light installation Real Time opened . New Plymouth's Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in February 1970. It was a noisy exhibition. Fluorescent and neon lights constructed flickering visual spaces, swathes of black polythene disguised all internal architecture, and recording microphones and movement triggers transferred sounds from one space to another. It was simultaneously disorientating and exhilarating. Real Time was

    a major installation in a minor location. Outside the centres of an already. peripheral country, Real Time raised the possibility of networked electronic installation transgressing the mainstreams of both "gallery art and media art." It did this by using feedback and the relations of signal to noise to bring sound and image together in an interactive environment.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Ballard, S. "Old noise, new sounds: sonic explorations in gallery spaces." The Aotearoa Digital Arts Reader. Ed.S. Ballard & S. Brennan. Auckland, New Zealand: Aotearoa Digital Arts and Clouds, 2008, 146-158.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780958278997

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1336&context=creartspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/creartspapers/328

Book Title


  • The Aotearoa Digital Arts Reader

Start Page


  • 146

End Page


  • 158

Place Of Publication


  • Auckland, New Zealand