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Communiqué 2013 - Rachel Shearer


Tue 16 Apr 2013, 12:00pm–1:00pm

Where: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Rachel Shearer is an artist and designer that works primarily with sound. Creating music for film (most recently 2012 feature documentary How Far is Heaven, directed by Chris Pryor and Miriam Smith) compliments her art and design practice. In recent works Shearer has been exploring the materiality of sound and the (acoustic) resonances of genealogies in site-specific installation practice. Through these works, particularly the public art commissions Imperceptible Degrees (2010-2015) in Albert Park and The Flooded Mirror (2011), a permanent sound installation situated in the Wynyard Quarter, at the foot of Te Wero bridge, Shearer looks to build a spatial presence based entirely on the vibrations of acoustic forms. Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari’s ‘Geophilosphy’, a philosophy based on the idea that philosophical concepts operate within and are dependent upon the complex processes of earthly life and the Māori notion of ‘whakapapa’ provide a framework for discussing her current research and practice in her presentation for the Communique Lecture Series.

Shearer also lectures part-time at Elam School of Fine Arts and has recently commenced PhD study at AUT.

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