Short Stories Series


Tooltip TextExcerpt of soundscape used in the short stories series of installations.  In this video, there is a  view to Gertrude street from Gallery one at Gertrude Contemporary art spaces. This video gives an example of the interaction between sound, subtitles, view through the window, and passers by in this installation series. footage not available from 2 actual installations.



Set in a florist on Gertrude Street, the audience sits in the shopfront.

Watching real-time stories unfold, through the window in the street before them, they listen to a collection of rich soundscapes featuring Australian accents amongst other languages, translated with subtitles on an TV screen, hung in the window.
This audiovisual installation explores aspects of Australian cultural identity in order to re-consider the various screens through which we Australians, see, hear, and negotiate the world around us. Staged in a boutique florist, the audience sits in the shop window, with a view across Gertrude Street, Fitzroy and beyond to the housing commission flats.

Read review in The Age:

‘A window to a new world’ : review by Dan Rule  The Age ,Sept 2010