SONIC.LAND

a field recording project




SONIC.LAND
a field recording project



SONIC.LAND shares new artwork by Rachel Shearer, Clinton Watkins, Edwina Stevens and Reuben Derrick, four artists from Aotearoa – New Zealand who work with environmental sound.

This was a project which rejected staid models for environmental listening and recording in favour of pluralistic, subjective encounters. Through a presentation of sonic artworks and a series of long-from interviews between the artists and curator, sonic.land explored the individual strategies and thought processes of leading NZ sound artists as they relate to environmental recording and associated practices in Aotearoa – New Zealand. Attendance, spontaneity, reflection and deep engagement with the environment were presented and celebrated as ends in themselves, as well as modalities for developing meaning and understanding in relation to the world around us. 

This project was conceived in 2019 and was intended to feature as part of the 2020 exhibition programme at BLINDSIDE Gallery, Naarm – Melbourne. It was been developed as an online project with support from the Audio Foundation, Tāmaki Makaurau – Auckland, whose International Presentations programme is generously supported by Creative New Zealand.