4 – 24 June, 2016
NOISEWALL centres on visual representations of acousmatic sounds. Often associated with the work of French music philosopher, Michel Chion, the concept of ‘acousmatic’ sounds refers to those noises that can be experienced without the perceiver being able to see the source of sound production in real time.
Ali Bezer is a visual artist and researcher based on the Gold Coast whose PhD [2016, Griffith University] investigated the visual and psychological effects of hearing unfamiliar sounds, including computer generated cosmic noises and Musique Concrete. Her art practice expresses these abstract recorded noises through sculpture and installation pieces in which she materialises sonic timbres, tonalities and structures into visual textures and forms. Through her work, Ali aims to elicit feelings of uneasiness and curiosity in viewers, which she experiences while listening to unfamiliar sounds, and which are normal psychological responses to unknown stimuli for humans and other animals.
A joint project between THE WALLS and Liquid Architecture.