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Project Title:

Philip Samartzis

Dampier Peninsula

Tura New Music & the communities of One Arm Point, Djarindjin & Lombadina

Residency Dates:
11 August-19 September 2010

Exhibition Dates:
17-19 September 2010 (Gecko Gallery, Broome)

Created by Melbourne-based sound artist, Philip Samartzis, Peninsula is a surround-sound installation comprising audio recorded on the Dampier Peninsula between August and September 2010. The work draws on the insights of the local Djarindjin, Lombadinia and One Arm Point communities who shared with the artist those sounds most meaningful to them.

Through a network of assorted microphones - deployed to capture a broad range of air, water and structure-based sounds - Peninsula describes the region using forensic methods of investigation. In this way, Samartzis uses key sonic signifiers to reveal the complex set of natural, built and spatial elements that coalesce to create the uniquely immersive and tactile aural environment of the Dampier Peninsula and its communities.

Peninsula was produced as part of Tura New Music's annual Remote Residency Program.