Haines/Hinterding Earth Star exhibited at The Gallery of Modern Art – Queensland Art Gallery, and Ok Centrum Contemporary Art Austria.  Award of  Distinction – Ars Electronica, 2009. Included in Star Voyager Australian Centre for the Moving Image 2012. Video projection HD, live sound from Custom VLF antennae,graphite and polyethylene coated copper wire, audio filters, mixing desk and powered stereo speakers. Two Ozone fragrance accords consisting of synthetic aroma molecules including Helional (alpha-methyl-1,3-benzodioxole-5-propanal ) and Ozonil ™ in a base of ISO E Super (1-(2,3,8,8-tetramethyl-1,3,4,5,6,7-hexahydronaphthalen-2-yl)ethanone) and Hedione (methyl 3-oxo-2-pentylcyclopentaneacetate), Peltier refrigeration units, glass containers with paper smelling strips.    EarthStars overall …

Telepathy

Timber, anechoic tiles, acoustic barrier rubber, plasterboard, video monitors, video transmitters. Commissioned by the Performance Space and supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Telepathy was exhibited in the Carriageworks Bay 19. Initially commissioned by Sally Breen who at the time was a curator at Performance space, the work was eventually implemented by curator Bec Dean when Sally left to start her own commercial gallery. The work involved an elaborate construction on site. Materials included custom made anechoic acoustic tiles, 16 mm plasterboard, acoustic blanket, plywood, timber frame and 3 channel video with transmitters. It was built with the assistance of Stephen Hamper.  Andrew …

Black Canyon Earth Field

Superlight 01SJ Biennial – The San Jose Museum of Art, Superlight HD Video projection, Live sound,  graphic antenna. David Haines and Joyce Hinterding present a vivid cinematic sequence of a failed oil mining ghost town in the Australian outback coupled with the ghostly audio of the electromagnetic soundscape from the artist’s field recordings. The artists also present some of the unusual sculptures they have made for detecting and listening to the normally unheard world of the electromagnetic in the museum in real time. The installation is part esoteric laboratory for ghost-busting and part metaphorical commentary on the speed of modernity. …

CORE (Cosmic Orgone Engineering)

CORE (Cosmic Orgone Engineering) was an exhibition produced as part of a residency we did at IASKA International Art Space Kellaberrin, Western Australia 2007. RULES TO FOLLOW IN CLOUD ENGINEERING by Wilhelm Reich Published by Orgone Institute in “CORE” July 1954 Vol. VI Nos. 1-4; appendix A”   1. Shed all ambition to impress anyone. 2. Never play around with rain making or cloudbusting. The OR envelope which you tackle while “drawing” energy from the atmosphere is an energetic continuum of high power. You may cause twisters. You may stir a forest fire into the wrong direction. You may do …

The Door

The Door premiered in New Zealand at Te Tui Center for the Arts in the exhibition, “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf” Curated by Emma Bugden and Pita Turei. Artists: Cao Fei, Gabríela Fridriksdóttir, Peter Gossage, Star Gossage,Veli Granö, David Haines, Shigeyuki Kihara, Polixeni Papapetrou ,Teresa Peters and John Walsh. Sound Mix, location and Studio Assistance. Claire Herbert. from the gallery website An artist can sometimes restore severed paths to our unconscious. Veli GranöPeople have always told tall tales. From early folklore to classic children’s fairytales such as the Grimm’s brothers, fantastical stories provide explanation for the strangeness of …

Ultra Violet Particle Shield

Exhibited: Tokyo Floating Worlds, Plimsol Gallery, Hobart. Curated by Jonathon Holmes. Part of an ongoing series of virtual objects realised as large scale photographic prints.  

Ghost Flower Guidance System

Exhibited: Tokyo Floating Worlds ( group exhibition) Plimsol Gallery Hobart 2006 curated by Jonathon Holmes Part of an ongoing series of virtual objects rendered as large scale photographic images.

Electromagnetique Composition for Building Plants and Stars

Electromagnetique Composition for Building Plants & Stars. Sendai Mediatheque – Sendai, Japan Curated by Shimizu Kent for the exhibition ReSearch 2006. Version 2  Electromagnetique Composition: Breenspace Sydney 2008. Version 3 Electromagnetic Composition: Adelaide Array 2009. Site Specific Live and recorded sound HD video projection. Custom built VLF antenna and audio equipment Extract from: Joyce Hinterding and David Haines: High Res Resonations with the Milky Way Andrew Murphie The title of this work accurately describes the formal nature of the composition – although what especially concerned Haines and Hinterding in making the work was the ‘wildness’ or hidden energies in the building, …

Two Works for Wilhelm Reich

    2006 – Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth Western Australia, 2007 – The Visitors – Aliens and UFOs in Contemporary Art, Penrith regional Gallery & Lewers Bequest, Penrith, Australia, 2008 – Turn and Widen, TWWR, The 5th Seoul International Media Art Biennale, Seoul, Korea.  Breaking News From the Ether, La Panacee Montpellier 2014 Orup Desert &  OE antennae: HD video installation with live sound from of 4 custome built VLF antenna. Artists Statement from the catalogue: download pdf  TwoWorks_catalogue We never intended to literally follow in Reich’s footsteps but we did want to dedicate a work to him. Wilhelm …

Hollow Earth Theory Revived

Hollow Earth Theory is nothing new in the history of ideas. The famous British seventeenth century astronomer, Edmund Haley believed that the inner earth was hollow and lit by a luminous atmosphere. Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote a cycle of novels set in the hollow earth. Julese Verne wrote ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’ as part of a series of journey novels. John Cleves Symmes, an American nineteenth century eccentric believed that the earth was open at the poles and that the interior of the earth was inhabited. In 1906, William Reed added his book “Phantom of the Poles” …

Day & Night

Day & Night  2 channel video projection. Stereo Sound. Performance re-recorded in High Definition 2015 Camera: Joyce Hinterding, 2004, 2015. Safety belay, Michael Myers. 2004. Premiered at Contemporary Art Center of South Australia CASCA 2005. A vast panorama of sheer sandstone cliffs glow in the last light of the afternoon sun; below, beckoning broodily, is Homer’s “wine-dark sea”. Against this mythical setting, plastered, enigmatically, two thirds up the cliff-face is the dot of a figure, which, upon close inspection, is revealed to be a human form with its arms and legs spread-eagled, as to achieve a better grip. The scale alone …

Purple Rain

2004, 26th Bienal de Sao Paulo – Image Smugglers in a free Territory, National Representation Australia, Sao Paulo, Brazil,  2005  Artspace, Sydney, Australia,  2006  Waves The 8th International Festival for New Media Culture ART+COMMUNICATION, Riga, Latvia,  2006  (in)visible sounds, Montevideo, The Dutch Institute for Time based Art, Amsterdam, Netherlands., 2007  V2 Zone, Act Interact, The Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taiwan,  2008  Waves – The Art of the Electromagnetic Society,  PHOENIX Halle Dortmund, Germany. Defiantly unstable, the noise over Purple Rain’s pristine mountain glitches, the transmission pumping through the ether at a rate backed by the combined transmission channel feed …

The Irrational

Solo Exhibition at Scott Donovan Gallery – Sydney Digital Prints, 2 hand made boxed editions with pigment prints, 3 cd-r audio works.    

Born to be Wild:Silver Hill

Premiered in the Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art 2004. Curated by Julie Robinson , Art Gallery of South Australia. Single Channel Video Installation. In which a forest falls down of its own volition – collapsing in on itself in an act of unexplainable violence. Catalogue Essay: Anne Finegan There’s an implicit absence of human fate in this mysterious falling down of the trees. Catastrophe doesn’t always strike at midnight, and is all the more spooky for taking place in the clear skies of a noonday glare. The forest is majestic, rising from the cloud bank with an Ansell Adams black-and-white …

House II: The Great Artesian Basin Pennsylvania

  2003 in The Liquid Sea: Museum of Contemporary Art , Sydney, Australia, 2004. Lets talk about six, Dunedin Public Art Gallery New Zealand, 2005 – Vanishing Point, Experimenta, Melbourne, Australia, 2006 – Under the Radar, Foundation for Art & Creative Technology Liverpool, England, 2006-2007 – Vanishing Point National Tour, Experimenta, Devonport Regional Gallery, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Ipswich Art Gallery. Single Channel Video Projection. 5.1 surround sound. The Dwelling ACCA Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. Single Channel projection 5:1 sound work Review of the Liquid Sea Liquid sea review

Plasma Wave Instrument: Air Time

2002 – Converge: Where art and Science meet: The Adelaide Biennial, The Art Gallery of South Australia, 2002 -The 13th Sydney Biennale of Sydney, The world (May Be) Fantastic, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia. The Plasma Wave Instrument:” is a work that explores the in-between space of matter both as a real world phenomenon and as an imaginary rendering via a computer generated sequence. At the center of this work is a photo voltaic high voltage generator that transforms sunlight into plasma. Here air in its fourth phase travels faster than the speed of sound, literally burning the air. …

The Seventeenth Century

    Exhibited in The World (May Be) Fantastic, The Thirteenth Biennale of Sydney, 2002 curated by Richard Greyson.Included in Lets Talk About Six at The Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand 2004 curated by Justin Paton. 2 channel Video Projection. 5.1 Sound. The Seventeenth Century of Occultation & Surface, Thriteenth Biennale of Sydney catalogue essay by Anne Finegan. What if the seventeenth century were to erupt into the present, in a place which had never experienced the seventeenth century as such? A place which may have lived,a time which existed unchanged for centuries, possibly millennia, and which was untouched …

The Fifteenth Century

The Fifteenth Century is a 2 Channel video projection DVD with Stereo sound. 16 X 9 aspect ratio. On the right hand screen we see a digitally generated fractal landscape that derives its geometry from the Artists date of birth that is used as the generator for the algorithm. On the left screen we see the ocean in the night sky over LA USA like a scene from a seventies horror movie. The Artist got the idea for this scene from his dream diary. In the soundtrack we hear the crackle of various electro magnetic emissions and the sound from …

The Blinds & the Shutters

Australian artists Joyce Hinterding and David Haines usually pursue separate artistic practices. Recently they have produced two intriguing video installations collaboratively. The Levitation Grounds (2000) and, in this exhibition, The Blinds and the Shutters. Joyce Hinterdings work focuses on a form of installation concerned with energy and sound. At the heart of her work is the exploration of the seemingly invisible phenomena that pervade our daily existence: electricity, the sounds of weather or electro-magnetic fields. Consistent throughout her oeuvre has been the desire to make the invisible visible. In the past she has created lightning on the roof of a …

Atomic

Extract from an Essay by Ann Finegan For ArtLink 2009   As artificial pulse rates have accelerated, timekeeping mechanisms have continued to shrink. Today, the gigahertz, crystal oscillator hearts of tiny computer chips are embedded everywhere. Electronic vibrations subdivide seconds into billions of parts… measure and commodify both human and machine work, and precisely construct the accelerating tempos and rhythms of the digital era – coordinated, where necessary, by a central atomic clock. (William J. Mitchell. Me++ The Cyborg Self and the Networked City, 11)   To our everyday senses we might still inhabit what Deleuze and Guattari called a …

The Levitation Grounds

2000 -Artspace, Sydney, Australia, 2002 – ARCO, Madrid, Spain, 2002 – st@rt up: new interactive media, Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand, 2002 – MAAP, Multimedia Art Asia Pacific, The Art Museum of China Millennium Monument, Bejing, China, 2003 – CAST Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 2005 – The Great Escapes, Lake Macquarie City Art gallery, NSW, Australia, 2006 – Senses of Place, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart Tasmania, Australia, Four Channel DVD video installation Stereo and 5/1 Sound. This work began on Bruny Island in Tasmania Australia as part of a residency in 1999 -2000. The residency at the Cape …

Levitation Grounds: Essay / Liminal Product

LEVITATION GROUNDS by Liminal Product: Fran Dyson & Douglas Kahn We would like to believe that we belong to the place where weather places us. No matter how people might isolate themselves among concrete, glass, metal and media, they are brought back into a communal experience once immersed in searing heat, syrupy humidity, dense fog, or bone-chilling wind. It influences what we talk about, how we dress, how we move about, whether we move about, where we go and where we are. Can not a particular clime leach into the deep character structures of an entire people, just as it …

Otira Cemetery

Made on site at Otira, Aurthur’s  Pass, New Zealand for Obscura Arts Festival 1999,  curated by Juliane Sephenson in association with the Physics Room, Christchurch.

The Oscillators

1995 – Sound In Space: Australian Sound Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Comprised of conventional art materials pencil (graphite), paper and silver leaf these drawings are functioning interpretations of the circuit diagram of the electronic device the phase shift oscillator. Electricity generated by the Solar panel is fed directly into the drawing and the pencil marks, silver and paper are used to conduct, impede and collect electricity. All conventional electronic components except the  transistor and a piezo speakers have been replaced by the graphite drawings, connecting wires and silver leaf. The recording of this installation titled “the Oscillators” and …

aeriology

1995 – Artspace Auckland New Zealand, 1997 – Artspace Sydney Australia, 1998 – V2,The Institute for unstable Media, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2001 – 7th Istanbul Biennial, Yerebetan Cistern, Istanbul Turkey, 2008 – AV festival, Reg Vardy Gallery, Sunderland, England.   Aeriology, is a large scale detuned custom built antenna that resonates to the range of radio frequencies related to it’s length, dimensions, and physical qualities. Like a classic transformer, aeriology also transforms electrical and electromagnetic activity in the room and the surrounding atmosphere into electrical activity in the wire. This activity can be translated into sound or image or can …

Electrical Storms

1992 – The 9th Biennale of Sydney, “The Boundary Rider” The Bond Store Sydney Australia. An Electro-acoustic installation comprised of two custom built electrostatic sound systems designed to play back the sound from a live custom built antenna tuned to the VLF (very Low Frequency) part of the Radio spectrum and a recording made with the same antenna from New Mexico in 1992. The VLF offers an experience of electrical turbulence in the atmosphere which expresses self mostly as very high frequency sounds known as spherics and whistlers. It characteristically hears the radio bursts being given off by lighting as …

Siphon

1991 – Perspecta,  Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 1993 – Sound art Meridian, Xebec Hall, Kobe Japan, 1997- Voltage, The physics room Christchurch, New Zealand.      An experimental electro-acoustic work “Siphon” explores the inherent qualities of electricity and its characteristic sounds by interpreting, sculpturally an electronic component within a sound producing circuit. The work uses a number of specially constructed glass capacitors, based on the “leyden jar”, an eighteenth century device, which demonstrates the possibilities for storing electricity in insulated containers. Each of the jars in “Siphon” acts temporarily like a battery, filling and emptying with electricity. …

Fuse

 1990 – Photographic Project  (240V electricity running through the graphite)