Six channel, sound installation, 1min, Multi-Arts Pavilion mima, 2022
Photo: Wanagi Zable-Andrews
To create this soundscape, Valender has worked with Awaba_Salt Water Lake, an artwork by Claire Lavis and Kira Jovanovski, which features an Acknowledgement of Country in Morse code built into the brickwork of the North Wall. Valender’s sound piece translates the Morse code pattern of the brickwork into music, surrounded by a chorus of fire. External Score captures the dynamic between message, translator and receiver, seeing the translation as a process that evolves content into something new and of itself.
Commissioned by Lake Mac Arts, NSW and assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.