For Immediate Release
23 September 2008
The Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT)'s Embracing Sound
Program (ESP) is pleased to be associated with Anode and a presenter of
the Field Trip program.
There is a long and strong history of the sounds of society and public
spaces being the creative intermediary and catalyst for artists. Such
creative approaches and observations are attributed to the concept of
the 'arts of sound', a broad term that encapsulates the many, varied
and constantly evolving practice approaches of sound artists that have
emerged this past century. The Field Trip program, which starts in
Sydney's Hyde Park and moves audiences through to the Domain Carpark,
utilises temporal interventionist approaches to embrace the
possibilities of the 'arts of sound' and individual/communal
interpretations of public space.
Find Anode; a new fringe art event inspired by Node London, Next Wave
festival in Melbourne and the inspiring public art interventions of
Creative Time in New York. From Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th September,
Anode will connect various nodes of practice across Sydney through art,
music, excursions, shows and installations. Over 250 artists, musicians
and performers will take over galleries, venues, shop front windows, a
public car park and bars around the clock in this jam packed, mostly
Field Trip is a free subterranean excursion through art and sound,
projections, performance, installation, photography, and music. Along
the way you'll find artist Jess Cook musing on Sydney, and Token
Imagination giving a moving performance. ANAT presents the live
improvised sound art of the 20-piece Splinter Orchestra. Check out
Perran Costi's Portable City installation, odd travel photography by
Alex Crowfoot, take a seat in the pop-up cinema to see animation by
Ingrid K Brooker, or hang out at the Bodega crew's car park deck party.
Get the full program, maps, tickets and information from
Through publications, a web portal, DVD productions and a presence at
sound art events, esp supports and encourages our emerging sound
artists, promotes and profiles mid-career artists, and acknowledges and
celebrates Australian pioneers in sound arts and experimental music.
ANAT is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia
Council for the Arts http://www.ozco.gov.au
its arts funding and
advisory body, by the South Australian Government through Arts SA
and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an
initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.