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Key Artists

Examples of Artists Work

Defining Ideas

Conceptual Development

Contact

 
 

Spatio_Temporal Anomalies is an exploration of the ways humans relate to common objects and spaces within the confines of a predominantly functionalist discourse. The artwork aims to experiment with ways of viewing and interacting with common objects by modifying found, mostly discarded items, and turning them into a unified interactive sculptural/robotic/sound installation within a gallery environment and ultimately, in a public space. Initiated as a work in progress by Artists F M Grande and Nicholas Wishart for The Underbelly Arts Festival in 2011 on Cockatoo Island, the installation is being developed and refined to a new level. In collaboration with Canadian illusory and sculptural media artist Neil Brandhorst, whose work also featured to much acclaim at The Underbelly Arts Festival, the project is currently seeking development funding from Arts bodies, educational institutions and other interested parties to accurately articulate the concept so as to facilitate its translation as an installation. Other artists or indivduals/institutions interested in collaborating can contact via the email provided in the contact section of this page.

 
     
     
 

Key Artists

 

Nick Wishart

Working in music, sound and multimedia Nick's main area of artistic practice is in the development of Physical Interactive Systems. Combining his skills in electronics, tactiles, MIDI, interactive devices, audio production and circuit bending techniques, Nick creates interactive multi-media installations and circuit bent instruments that form the basis of the all toy band Toydeath.
Nick has been instrumental in the development of CeLL a MIDI controlled Pneumatic Orchestra. An ongoing collaboration with Miles van Dorrsen. Cell is an automatic music machine encased in a 20ft shipping container. Composition/Sound Design/Music Technology. Nick has been constantly active writing, playing, recording and producing sound tracks/music for the moving image for the past 20 years.

Nick's most recent works for major theatre productions include:

The Modern International Dead,The Kid, October (Griffin) and The Metamorphosis (Sydney Theatre Co) Customs House Vivid Festival 2011
Cacophony: the Art of Conflict. Melbourne Festival 2011
Minds Eye (an audio tactile journey in complete darkness)
Sydney Paralympic Festival 2000 and Sydney Festival 1996
The Ecstasy of Communication Salamanca Theatre Co. 1997
Wheeze. Marrickville Hospital. 1995

FM Grande

FMGrande has practiced as a video artist since the mid 1990s. His work on film and video has explored notions of identity, the proliferation of technology, concepts of time and space "Thoughts and Public Places" (2008), social conditioning "Choke" (2001), film genres and fascination in the mundane and everyday "Ecce Homo" (1999), Automation (part of Diffuse UTS 2012) and "Chopping Bloc Series" (2012), as well as many music videos. His more recent works have developed into explorations of new technologies and relating these experiments into a media arts framework. He is also working on a number of new photography and mixed media works for upcoming exhibitions in 2013. He is currently a PhD candidate at the College of Fine Arts UNSW.

Neil Brandhorst

Neil Brandhorst (b. 1978) is a PhD candidate at the College of Fine Arts of UNSW in Sydney. Born in Alberta, Canada, Neil received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture at the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2005 before relocating to Australia a year later. Artists statement: "My artistic practice investigates the unconscious and reflexive process of perception through sculptures and installations that encourage a conscious and active inquiry of the environment. By intentionally disrupting the participant’s familial and passive perceptual process through the use of illusion or novel perceptual stimuli the participant is able to encounter the hidden and conditional nature of their perception."

 
 

Examples of Artists Work

Christmas Lights (2011) Sound by Nick Wishart

Cacophony, the art of conflict, Melbourne Festival (2011), Sound Nick Wishart

"Thoughts and Public Places" (2008) Experimental documentary by FMGrande

Modified Objects, works in progress FMGrande:

Vacuum Cleaner modified into a park.

 

 
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Contact

fmgrande@spatio-temporal-anomalies.com