Event Sound Offering VI

Sound Offering VI

Amelia McLeish

16 November 2019
5–6pm

Join Brisbane-based sound artist Amelia McLeish, for the sixth edition of Sound Offering, Boxcopy’s monthly program that invites sound artists and experimental musicians to produce an evening of listening.

I’m Sure They’ll Be Okay, or Atleast I Hope So… (2019) is a site-specific sound art performance which utilises field recordings, found sounds, and synthesisers.

In this work McLeish utilises multiple speakers placed precariously around the room that may change position during the performance. Beginning as an ambient performance, the work develops textural layers and tension through increasingly jarring feedback loops and odd sounds. Field recordings are employed, building off of the ideas of sound artists such as John Cage and movements such as Fluxus.

McLeish appropriates the aesthetics of musical performance to emphasise the “symphony which permeates the everyday”.

Hear McLeish perform, followed by a conversation with the artist about her practice.

  • Partner:

    Sound Offering VI is presented by Boxcopy in partnership with the IMA.

Guest Info
  • Amelia McLeish

    Amelia McLeish is an emerging contemporary visual and sound artist from Brisbane, Australia. McLeish’s practice investigates the functions of the artistic space through the usage of sound, installation and sculptural readymades. Her practice is deeply rooted in conceptual art with a keen focus on institutional critique and the aesthetics of spaces, particularly art spaces. McLeish engages in sound through the use of field recordings, found sounds, DAW based Synthesisers, and occasionally, non-musical objects.

Amelia McLeish, 'Untitled', 2018, sound performance, photo documentation.

Similar Events

10 July 2015 11 July 2015

What Can Art...?

Symposium

24 February 201824 Feb 2018

Performance, Michael Smith

09 September 201709 Sep 2017

Brisbane Pride Festival Launch

Queer Arts Party

02 March 201702 Mar 2017

Radha La Bia

First Thursdays

13 May 202113 May 2021

Voices of Colour

Poetry Reading

02 November 201702 Nov 2017

Courtney Coombs

First Thursdays

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands where the IMA now stands. We pay our respect to Elders past, present, and emerging.

0