I am the first artist commissioned by SGM to undertake an artist in residency (presently unfunded). My artwork is all about the HEART and is ambitious by nature!
I will use the worlds first digital stethoscope to sample heart beats.
The heart beats will create a live “pulse”.
This pulse will form a percussive symphony which will guide the composition of music for cello, piano and electronics.
I will synchronise the heart beat with beautiful visual images of a beating heart, which will pump in real time with the music.
I will video document the whole project.
This work will be performed live at SGM’s opening on 2 August.
ABOUT SCIENCE GALLERY
Science Gallery Melbourne is a dynamic new model for engaging 15-25 year olds with Art and Science. One of only eight nodes worldwide, it forms part of the Carlton Connect innovation precinct set to open in 2020.
WHY I NEED YOUR SUPPORT
As this is the first ever pilot, there is no funding allocated to the artist in residency.
That said, I have been chosen, via a competitive public call out, to co-develop a program that not only contributes to my own career development, but creates benefit for other artists and researchers in the field.
And so I am reaching out to you, as it is my desire and responsibility to pursue my work as it represents the future of Art + Science collaboration in Australia.
You can be part of this important shift.
HOW THE MONEY WILL BE USED
All donations over $2 are tax deductible, and your donation is more valuable than you can imagine!
Money received will directly support the development of the new work, and time spent with my world class team of collaborators:
Cardiologists from St Vincents Hospital
SOCIAL NUI and Microsoft Research Institute
Mentorship of students from the VCA and Conservatorium
Mentorship of medical students
And further support the acquisition of musical instruments I need for my performance.