Preparing for 'Last Word 2012'
25 September 2012
25 September 2012
20 September 2012
Weather report for tomorrow for 29th September….
Illawarra area Min 13 Max 20 Morning rain.
Partly cloudy. Areas of rain, easing to isolated showers around dawn, clearing during the morning. The chance of thunderstorms early in the morning. Winds westerly 25 to 40 km/h increasing to 35 to 50 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 21.
04 August 2012
Can you hear me? Is an installation that invites the audience to listen to an intimate conversation on two bakelite telephones. The disembodied voices draw upon the characters of Marcello and Maddalena in La Dolce Vita, a film directed by Federico Fellini in 1960.
19 April 2012
Robyn Backen’s Whisper Pitch is a site-specific installation for the foyer of Carriageworks. Drawing on her architectural research into resonant structures and whispering walls, Whisper Pitch makes reference to visual, structural and material elements within the environment and draws them into conversation with parabolic forms, of the kind found in churches, cathedrals mosques and other places of worship and contemplation.
Amid the ambient noise and bustle of public buildings, whispering walls offered the possibility for discretion and secrecy in the open. The spoken word of one person reflects and travels in a straight line to the opposite side of the parabola or elliptoid, so it is as if the words are spoken directly into the ear of another. Backen’s gently performative installation invites public activation and, as with much of her work, is infused with current technological apparatus and the possibility for mass communication within the boundaries of a private act. Bec Dean
16 March 2012
16th March - 3rd April 2012 Exhibition: Kindness/Udarta India Habitat Centre, New Dehli, India Robyn Backen will participate in Kindness/Udarta, an exhibition to mark the Australia-India Year of Friendship in 2012. Curated by Dr Alka Pande and Suzanne Davies, the exhibition will open at the India Habitat Centre in New Dehli and subsequently travel to Melbourne, where it will be hosted by RMIT Gallery. + India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
15 January 2012
My 2 year Austalia Council Fellowship began this January. The fellowship will allow for travel to historical whispering architecture throughout the world with a number of artworks to evolve from this research.