(high definition video, 11'24" - digital photographs and generative software, 2012)
Drawing on a series of photographic images from dawn till dusk, Horizons is a constantly morphing colour field, centred on the horizon, that appears to race through the landscape.
Neil Jenkins and Roger Mills
created for Memory Flows
15 May - 20 June 2010
The Armory, Sydney Olympic Park, Newington NSW, Australia
Diffusion contemplates the memory of water as metaphor for the residue of the toxic chemicals that have been dumped and continuously leach from the soil into the Parramatta River, moving up and down stream with the rain and tide, industry and transport.
A sound and light installation that spits, pulses and glows as the otherwise silent underwater sounds reveal the ebb and flow of the water and agitate the pollutants that move within.
Memory Flows is an ongoing and distributed media art project of the Centre for Media Arts and Inovation funded by the Inter-Arts Board of the Australia Council for the Arts.
Curated by Norie Neumark, Deborah Turnbull, Sophia Kouyoumdjian
Participating artists: Ian Andrews, Chris Bowman, Chris Caines, Damian Castaldi, Sherre DeLys, Clement Girault, Jacqueline Gothe, Ian Gwilt, Megan Heyward, Nigel Helyer, Neil Jenkins, Solange Kershaw, Roger Mills, Maria Miranda, Norie Neumark, Shannon O'Neill, Greg Shapley, Victor Steffenson, Jes Tyrrell, Jen Teo
Play 109 is an interactive sound, video and graffiti installation by Damian Castaldi & Solange Kershaw (sodacake) in collaboration with Neil Jenkins and Jake Lewis of the Amerg Collective.
sodacake convert the downstairs gallery at Loop Space into a walk-through, floor to ceiling, 12 channel stringed instrument, which can be plucked, bowed or simply touched to play any one of 4 soft synth instruments and/or sampled audio from the Hunter St mall. Their work uses the Infusion Systems I-CubeX microDig sensor interface and 12 mercury sensors to trigger sound & music from the application Logic Pro's Sculpture plugin. The program physically models the components of acoustic instruments then feeds them through a chain of adjustments, modulation, keyboard scaling and morphing. A live audio feed from the Hunter St mall is sampled and processed using the EXS-24 software sampler.
Neil Jenkins work uses slit camera techniques to transform a live video feed of the Hunter St mall, visitors are 'scanned' as they move in and out of frame creating a continuous temporal visualisation of the space mapped over time. The live video feed is projected above the 12 channel stringed instrument and illuminates the space.
Amerg Collective, are a Newcastle and Sydney based artists collective that specialize in interior and exterior artwork production. All having deep roots in the aerosol art community both locally and internationally, and over ten years experience in the street art and graffitti movement. They have worked with sodacake to create a visual backdrop to the sound installation in both the front window and internal wall space of the gallery.
December 4th - 24th 2009
Exquisite Copse at the Dark Mountain
An exclusive remix of the original piece Exquisite Copse, created for Furtherfield's DIWO (Do It With Others) project and exhibition at the HTTP Gallery.
The Garden of Forking Paths
The Path (2009) by Tale of Tales
An exhibition of historic and contemporary artists computer games, curated by Neil Jenkins and featuring work by Laurie Anderson with Hsin-Chien Huang, Tale of Tales, Jaron Lanier, Michael Nyman, Nina Pope & Karen Guthrie, Andy Deck, Anita Fontaine & Mike Pelletier.
Presented by d/Lux/MediaArts
Entrance uses slit camera techniques to transform a live video feed of the loop space entrance, visitors are 'scanned' as they move in and out of frame creating a continuous temporal visualisation of the space mapped over time.
"The entrance to Loop Space is an interesting threshold. It’s the point at which the outside (the buskers, the drunks, the mall rats, low riders, skateboarders, Sportsgirl shoppers and emo teenagers) meets the inside (the contemporary art world, itself with a lot invested in an aesthetics of the everyday). For a sound gallery it might also be where the ambient noise of the street, meets an equally ambient, if much more constructed, sonic landscape. Neil Jenkins’ work ‘Entrance’ seems to perfectly capture the skew of these encounters. Positioned at the doorway, a surveillance screen captures images of people entering the gallery, and runs them through an algorithm producing a surreal morphic splice." Keri Glastonbury
21 February 2009