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A Tether of Time (2000 - 2001)

Tether of Time
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Environmentally Sensitive Installation, Sound Sculpture, Permanent Installation, Audience Interactive Installation and Interactive Installation
Location: Campbelltown, NSW, Australia
By Joan Brassil. Tuning of wires by Alan Lamb. Part of the collection of the Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery and purchased with assistance from the Australia Council 2001. Stainless steel, steel, wire, concrete, jarrah.

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WIND HARP

AS CAMPBELLTOWN LAND MARK

INSTALLATION

It seemed appropriate that a landmark for Campbelltown

should incorporate history of primary resources of

to the present system of the Dams and canals.

wind and water in development


The Wind-harp stretching across water, air currents throbbing

as a memory of three wind mills which had operated along elevated

ridges seen from Appin Rd.

at Windmill Hill, Mt Giliad and Campbelltown -

whilst water a memory of pioneer systems of water conservation

Water conservation methods- pioneered as a silt dam construction by

Thomas Rose 1825 at Mt Giliad.

which led to the first water conservation scheme in the colony 1840,

with silt dams at Hurley Park, where remains of the convict built

system still exist


reflection and ripple of flowing water

sound of wind currents of air randomly throbbing

through wires

Nature and passing Time addressed by the action




Signage suggesting contemplative insights


Casuarinas sigh

Shush..um..swish

as breezes slither air

thru living needle combs

whilst

Dharawal Lyre-birds sigh

mimicking breezes of shush

um..swish

um..swish

 
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Prepared by: Iain Mott
Created: 30 May 2002
Modified: 11 November 2003

Published by The University of Melbourne
Comments, questions, corrections and additions: i.mott@unimelb.edu.au
Prepared by: Acknowledgements
Updated: 18 January 2007
http://www.sounddesign.unimelb.edu.au/web/biogs/P000282b.htm

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