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My Monster: The Human Animal Hybrid
29 June - 18 Aug 2018 RMIT Gallery, RMIT University, Swanston Street, Melbourne Australia
My Monster: The Human Animal Hybrid explores our enduring fascination with the merging of the human and animal, and coincides with the 200th anniversary year of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
Curated by Evelyn Tsitas
Artists  Rose Agnew, Jane Alexander, Janet Beckhouse, Peter Booth, Jazmina Cininas, Kate Clark, Catherine Clover, Beth Croce, Julia deVille, Heri Dono, Peter Ellis, Moira Finucane & Shinjuku Thief, Rona Green, Ai Hasegawa, Rayner Hoff, Sam Jinks, Deborah Kelly, Bharti  Kher,  Deborah Klein, Oleg Kulik, Sam Leach, Norman Lindsay, Sidney Nolan,  Eko Nugroho, Kira O’Reilly & Jennifer Willet, Patricia Piccinini, Geoffrey Ricardo, Lisa Roet, Mithu Sen, Maja Smrekar & Manuel Vason, Ronnie van Hout, (((20hz))

In a Manner of Speaking (2018) (version II)
Audio (duration 8' 33")
Vinyl lettering on glass (dimensions 1.8m x 2.8m)
Participatory voicing - for documentation of this event see this link

Clover's score was constructed using attentive listening in central Melbourne, with a focus on considering common urban birds as language users, birds such as little ravens, wattlebirds, pigeons, silver gulls, rainbow lorikeets, willie wagtails, swallows, blackbirds, common mynas, noisy miners, spotted turtledoves, Australian magpies, grey butcherbirds, pied currawongs, starlings, sparrows, magpie-larks.
Like a textual echo of the sounds commonly heard in this part of Melbourne, the score is focused on listening to the mix of bird and human voices in the city, as well as seeing and reading urban texts such as traffic signs, advertising, street names, business names, graffiti and so on.

For audio see the Performing, Writing conference, Wellington, New Zealand (2017), see this link.

 
       
     
    Photo Credit: Mark Ashkanasy © RMIT Gallery  
   

 

 
     
    Photo Credit: Mark Ashkanasy © RMIT Gallery  
       
     
    Photo Credit: Mark Ashkanasy © RMIT Gallery  
       
     
    Photo Credit: Mark Ashkanasy © RMIT Gallery  
       
     
    Photo Credit: Mark Ashkanasy © RMIT Gallery  
       
     
    Photo Credit: Mark Ashkanasy © RMIT Gallery  
       
     
       
       
     
       
       
     
       
       
     
       
       
     
       
       
     
       
       
     
       
       
     
       
       
     
       
       
     
       
       
     
       
       
     
       
       
     
       
       
     
       
       
       
   
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