Cut and Dry

Friday afternoon drinks at Lismore City Bowling Club. The wind was up and the bamboo on the riverbank called to me. The next weekend I went back down to do some recording with contact microphones.

This started a long-term soundscape and mapping project in the riparian zones of the Wilsons and Richmond Rivers in northern NSW.

Cut and Dry, exhibited in two parts at Southern Cross University’s art space in July 2019 as part of the group exhibition /kriːk/, is one outcome of this developing body of work. Fluencies, in 2021, is the second.

Cut and dry (elevation, detail) is a 7-minute sound composition with video. It was projected opposite the accompanying digital image Cut and dry (plan) (484cm x 548cm on Hahnemühle Bamboo paper).