Echology: making sense of data

ANAT and Carbon Arts are pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for three high‐profile artworks to be developed for
Lend Lease sites in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

Winning artists / artist-led teams for each of the sites will come together in Sydney from 29 October – 2 November to
participate in an Australia Council supported Art Lab led by world-leaders in data-driven arts practice. The proposed
timeline for the production of the artworks is late 2012 – mid 2013.

Proposal Deadline: 5pm (CST) Friday 27th July 2012

Download the Guidelines for details about what is required and how to apply.

A new website to help you build sustainably.

Australian Living, a leading Sustainable Building Consultancy, has developed a website called Your Future Home

Your Future Home

When it comes to sustainability, design, thermal comfort and material choice can have a significant impact on the health benefits of an environmentally friendly home. However, sustainability is still being treated as an add-on instead of being brought to the core of building design.

Enter Your Future Home. This website guides the community in the right direction by providing the keys to a truly sustainable home and has been developed in a way that is both informative and, easy to read and navigate.

Your Future Home can be used as the first step guide when preparing to renovate or build a home. It breaks down the five keys to success of a sustainable building, describes how to choose environmentally friendly materials and includes a virtual tour of a truly sustainable home.

Your Future Home would not have been possible without the support of its major sponsors Boral, CSR and Kingspan. These companies are leading by example and are committed to increasing the awareness of sustainable homes.

 

 

 

 

 

GreenRoof and GreenWall Exhibition

GreenRoof & GreenWall Exhibition Show

The technology for planting on roofs and walls is one of the most innovative and rapidly developing fields in the disciplines of architecture, ecology, landscape and urban design. Relatively new to Australia yet well established abroad this exhibition will be an education on how to add vegetation to any building surface – inside & out!

When Thursday 10 November and Friday 11 November from 11.00 to 16.00. Free Event

Entry through the Maritime Museum foyer to the Terrace Room

Where: Australian National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray Street Darling Harbour 2009

More Information here: GreenRoof Australia

Birdbrain

Opening Thursday 10th November 6-8pm  Screenspace 30 Guildford Lane Melbourne 3000

Live Performance at 7pm Penny Baron, Vanessa Chapple, Kate Hunter and Kate Kantor read and
mimic from Tell Me Something: A Field Guide to the Voices of an
Unkindness of Ravens

birdbrain looks at our relationship with urban corvids (crows and
ravens) and seagulls and explores our mixed relationship with these
common noisy and highly intelligent birds through voice and language,
including the spoken and written word. While we admire these birds’
abilities in terms of survival, intelligence and ingenuity we also feel
threatened by these very attributes that we share with them.
The project consists of audiovisual installation work including field
recordings, bird mimicry, spoken and written texts as well as an
artist’s book posing as a kind of mock field guide. Four performers
and ten writers have contributed to the project.

Performers and Readers: Melissa Alley, Penny Baron, Vanessa Chapple,
Kate Hunter, Kate Kantor, Yifang Lu and Mateja Simenko.

Writers: Giovanni Aloi, Steve Baker, Geraldine Barlow, Rene ten Bos,
Michele Faguet, Clare Halstead, Cathy Lane, Jane O’Neill, Robin
Tassie, Jessica Ullrich and Andrew Whitehouse.

Sound Engineer: The Fantastic Laura B.

Exhibition Dates 9th-26th November 2011

Screenspace 30 Guildford Lane Melbourne 3000
12-6 Wednesday – Saturday http://www.screenspace.com

YRD.City Symphony – Mathieu Borysevicz

Ausin Tung Gallery, 164 High St, Prahran. VIC

Wednesday 26 October 2011 to Saturday 19 November 2011

This exhibition culls together the photography and video work from Mathieu Borysevicz, an artist from NYC, who has been probing the heart of the Yangtze River Delta for many years. Borysevicz presents his allegorical Changning District Orchestra, a three-channeled video installation that uses the soundtrack of the city as a vehicle to expose the colorful contradictions of Shanghai’s contemporary

The Yangtze River Delta (YRD) in China is one of the most urbanized places on the planet. In the 100,000 square kilometers between Nanjing to Ningbo there are over 90 million people inhabiting 16 mega-cities. This exhibition culls together the photography and video work from Mathieu Borysevicz, an artist from NYC who has been probing the heart of the YRD for many years. Borysevicz presents his allegorical Changning District Orchestra, a three-channeled video installation that uses the soundtrack of the city as a vehicle to expose the colorful contradictions of Shanghai’s contemporary urbanity. In this poetic work a plastic bottle becomes a metaphor for the cycles of life, love, reincarnation, as well as social discord and an environmental prophecy.