COLLABORATION IN SOUND BY INDONESIAN AND AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS

NGV Studio, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square from the 1-23 November 2014
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Spinningfields

Spinningfields
Lintang Radittya, Michael Candy, Andreas Siagian Spinningfields, 2014 aluminium, wood, bamboo spinning tops, copper wire, electronic synthesisers, tikar mat, Drawing from the Yogyakarta childrens game ‘gangsingan’, where players compete to outspin their opponents, Spinningfields adds electromagnetic sonification and amplification. The artists consider this work to be a Melbourne remix of the ‘gangsingan’ sound.

Bird Organ

Bird Organ
Dale Gorfinkel, Michael Candy, Wukir Suryadi Bird Organ, 2014 plastic tubes, ceramic bird warbler whistles, water, bamboo flute, bird cages, air compressor, 8 channel valve bank with plywood keyboard. Continuing his work with cages sourced from the Yogyakarta bird market, Dale Gorfinkel has collaborated with Michael Candy to produce Bird Organ, an air powered system for playing...

Noble Wave

Noble Wave
Michael Candy, Lintang Radittya, Andreas Siagian, Pia van Gelder Videography: Marcus Salvagno Noble Wave, 2014 Electronics, Mount Feathertop: Gurdy Gurpy, RF Biosynth, Squaresynth, Kuasa Wukir, 8bit Mixtape Analogue, WindAmp,  radio On November 13th and 14th 2014, the artists undertook an expedition through the foothills of Victoria’s Mount Feathertop with a series of custom made instruments. Materials found in...

Nadalaut: As Above So Below

Nadalaut: As Above So Below
Andreas Siagian, Dale Gorfinkel Nadalaut: As Above So Below, 2014 aluminum vibraphone bars, shells, meccano wheels, DC motors, wood, fishing line, metal hooks, fan. Every shell has unique dimensions which, in turn, give it unique resonant properties. Put another way, every shell ‘hears’ and ‘amplifies’ sound according to its own character. In this work the specific...

Time Hammer

Wukir Suryadi Time Hammer, 2014 wooden hammer, hinges, rope and handle, electronics, motor, garden sprinkler, clock, L.E.D lights, wall mural and text. A poetic attempt to break the NGV studio wall, Time Hammer is the artists statement in defiance of all limitations imposed on time and space. “My name is Semar. My body is round...

Table Hurdy Gurdy

Table Hurdy Gurdy
Wukir Suryadi, Michael Candy Table Hurdy Gurdy 2014 table, electronics, servo motors, guitar parts, figurines, ceremic tea set, scrapbook. On considering the possibilities of the materials to hand, the two artists repurposed their environment in a literal manner, transforming the workshop table into an automated hurdy-gurdy. The Table Hurdy Gurdy generates a complex drone sound using...

IBP3 Public Progams starts this Wednesday!

IBP3 Public Progams starts this Wednesday!
From Wednesday to Saturday the IBP workshop will open its doors to the public. There will be freeform music jams, an expanded listening program, synth building and the closing party. All Welcome!

IBP3 Opening Party at the NGV

IBP3 Opening Party at the NGV
The third iteration and the first Australian presentation of The Instrument Builders Project opened on Saturday 1 November at the NGV Studio in Melbourne. 400 people (and little people) attended and made an almighty racket. The instruments looked and sounded incredible.

Interview with the IBP curators for the NGV

Interview with the IBP curators for the NGV
An interview with Instrument Builders Project founders and co-curators Kristi Monfries and Joel Stern by Serena Bentley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at The National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.

Andreas Siagian

Andreas Siagian
Andreas Siagian is an artist, engineer and internet troll, a cross disciplinary artist with an engineering background focusing on creative communities, alternative education, DIY/DIWO culture and interdisciplinary collaboration in art, science and technology.