Arissara Reed and Davin Nurimba, students at the University of Sydney, have formed an artistic partnership to design and create a work for Sculpture by the Sea, 2015.
Their work, Acoustic Chamber, is a sculpture that resonates its own sound environment as well as the echo of the ocean. To enhance the experience of being immersed in sound the sculpture has been adapted as an open-ended Möbius band. An opening facing the ocean will capture the atmospheric soundscapes which will be redirected through the form and released at an opposite opening towards the public walkway. The form as a curved chamber will transmute and modify sound as it passes through as well as resonate the acoustic events taking place inside it; a conversation etc.
As an interactive sculpture people will be able to walk up to and experience the acoustic capacity of the space and their influence upon it. The sculpture becomes a sonic portrait of the complex relationship between form, landscape and participant.
Reed and Nurimba are seeking donations, however great or small, to help complete their work. Donating to this project presents a unique opportunity to support emerging local artists as well as directly contributing to the world’s largest annual public outdoor sculpture exhibition.
The pair were awarded the Clitheroe Foundation Scholarship in recognition of the ambitious nature of their work. As a donor you will be able to experience the work first hand at Sculptures by the Sea this year.