TERRA: Memory & Soil is a collaboration between Victoria Pham and Joel Spring that transforms West Space gallery into an immersive garden by combining sound, biological-sculpture, architecture and projection. The project interrogates how we remember our past landscapes, bringing vastly different insights into notions of the built environment, history and legacies of colonialism.
Archeologist and composer Victoria Pham talks through the elements that make up TERRA; the practice of archeo-acoustics; and the mission of placing indigenous knowledge at the centre of knowledge production, cultural exchange and story-telling.
Victoria Pham is an Australian installation artist, composer, archaeologist and evolutionary biologist. She is a current PhD candidate for Biological Anthropology at the University of Cambridge where she seeks to expand her interdisciplinary work into a broader exploration of acoustic perception as a basis into modes of bio-acoustic material development and construction. Her artistic and musical work is driven by explorations into the sonic connections between second-hand memory, examining modes of decolonisation, communal story-telling, intertwining electronic sound with acoustic instrumentation, and ecological expressions of construction
13 October 2022
West Space and Collingwood Yards
Presented by Liquid Architecture, West Space and Create Yarra
Produced by Mara Schwerdtfeger.
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