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    WILDERNESS LAB: RECORDING SOUNDSCAPES IN THE BUNKERS

    Matt Gingold and I had done much exploring of spaces at Point Nepean and ruminating about sound. It was the second last day of the residency and the talk was finally over. We were chomping at the bit to get into our favourite acoustic bunker and make our imagined freeform racket. With percussion tools aplenty, microphones, walkie [...]

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  • Inside the bunkers at Fort Nepean, Point Nepean National Park

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    WILDERNESS LAB: SITE-SPECIFIC STOCKHOLM SYNDROME

    What happens when you fall in love with your captor? Working site-specifically a paradoxical psychological relationship develops where you really want to leave, you start longing for weird things usually available to you like the movies and KFC hot chips but at the same time the thought of leaving is horrible, everything seems far away [...]

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    WILDERNESS LAB: REDUCING THE CARBON CRY OF ATELIER EDENS

    How do we have to adapt ourselves if we are gong to work in remote areas? How do we do so without adding to the climate Armageddon? The AE approach to sustainability is to try and make it an integral component of the process. Philosophically we are all interested in the ways in which we [...]

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  • GPS MAPPING AT POINT NEPEAN NATIONAL PARK

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    WILDERNESS LAB: MAPPING AND WAYMARKING FEVER BEACH

    The walking and biking trails of Point Nepean National Park are dotted with stunning vistas, military bunkers, grasslands, beaches, rockly alcoves, and historical curiosities. As part of the Wilderness Lab creative development, the artists sought to map out the ultimate walking trail to encourage visitors’ exploration of the Point Nepean National Park’s unique features and [...]

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    WILDERNESS LAB: MOTORBIKES AND MOBILE STREAMING

    Easy Rider, BMX Bandits, and Akira. Boys on bikes. Freedom. Epic landscapes, and leatherware in acid hues.  Live streaming while in motion across the dusty roads of the Nevada Desert, through Australia’s suburban streets, or at the helm of Kawasaki Ninja through the neon-lit streets of Neo-Tokyo, is becoming a tangible reality. As part of [...]

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    WILDERNESS LAB – INTRODUCING THE ARTISTS

    Introducing the artists and technical team behind the Atelier Edens Wilderness Lab residency at Point Nepean National Park. It’s an all-star cast of artistic prowess and technical freaks. There are: media artists, digital artists, technologists, animateurs, technoturges, streaming technicians, composers and sound artists. Stay tuned to see what happens when so many creative brains combine! [...]

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  • The local cub scouts prepare to ride to the cemetery dressed as ghouls.

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    WILDERNESS LAB – CROQUET ZOMBIES, BIKE BOY GHOULS AND A POLKA-DOT PIRATES

    Over the past week, the artists have been absorbing, collecting, testing, storyboarding, collaborating and collating a vast array of media to develop an interactive artwork to be viewed through an iPhone app at the Wilderness Lab at Point Nepean National Park in 2012. The creative juices certainly have been flowing and channelled from this landscape [...]

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  • Geoffrey Lillemon of Champagne Valentine shows us his three-dimensional scan of Alison Jones, a relative of persons consigned to the Quarantine Station..

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    WILDERNESS LAB – OPERATION INTERNET

      Josh Gardiner is the Communications Wizard here at the ATELIER EDENS Wilderness Lab at Point Nepean National Park. He’s the go to guy for technical troubleshooting and live broadcasting from the Wilderness Lab residency. Josh spent the first couple of days building a complex Internet system composed of one industrial modem, 1 Wi-Fi router [...]

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WILDERNESS LAB: DIARY NOTES – Its heart is a curse to cure

Posted by on November 9, 2011

October 18 was Atelier Edens Wilderness Lab Day in the Park for artists Willoh S. Weiland, Thea Baumann, Matt Gingold, Josh Gardiner and Elizabeth Dunn. This was a first date with the site for some of us. In romantic first-date style some versions of teenage poetic responses flowed forth. Which we love. Dear Josh, Did [...]

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OCEAN LAB: GREAT BARRIER GRIEF

Posted by on November 8, 2011

4 Corners report on iView here: http://www.abc.net.au/iview/?series=2303988#/view/851259 * including an extra video interview with Associate Prof Jon Brodie who details the study of coral in reading the Reef’s health.   Gladstone Harbour. The rectangle is the Eastern Banks spoil disposal area. The blue line is Great Barrier Reef Marine Park boundary. Red line is Great [...]

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WILDERNESS LAB: GETTING PHYSICAL – Observing and Learning Motion and Mobility

Posted by on October 29, 2011

LET’S GET PHYSICAL – OBSERVING AND LEARNING THE ART OF MOTION AND MOBILITY FROM GREY NOMADS, BIKE BOYS, AND JAPANESE TOURISTS How do  differing community groups engage and explore Point Nepean National Park ? And how can the creation of an app engage and connect divergent inter-generational and multi-cultural community groups in a mixed reality [...]

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OCEAN LAB: DROP INS AND DISCO FISH

Posted by on October 29, 2011

Atelier Edens scientific partner and bio-acoustics gun, ROB McCAULEY from Curtin University’s Centre for Marine Science and Technology (CMST), recently dropped into the Aphids seaside office with his daughter for some project updates as well as some excellent discussion about the musical potential of underwater sounds and which musical genres Rob’s hundreds of hours of [...]

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WILDERNESS LAB: MOBILE PLATFORMS

Posted by on October 14, 2011

Making mobility sustainable. Atelier Edens will design and test systems for sustainably engaging in arts research, production and presentation. This process will be informed by a collection of existing mobile models, some of which are listed below, that constitute the social and artistic context the project occurs in. These projects vary in their intended outcomes, [...]