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Texts



2019
Joel Stern, 'Ventriloquy' catalogue, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, 2019

2018
'Architecture Makes Us: The Cinematic Visions of Sonia Leber & David Chesworth', catalogue, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne', 2018; with essays by Naomi Cass, Giles Fielke, Amelia Winata, Fiona Gruber, Pippa Milne, Kate Warren and Nikos Papastergiadis
Sophie Knezic, 'Critic’s Guide to Melbourne Art Week', Frieze, July 2018
Monica Westin, Review: And Tomorrow And, Critics' Picks Stockholm, Artforum, October 2018
Anna Dunnill, 'Review: Architecture Makes Us', Art Guide Australia, August 2018
Hester Lyon, 'Review: Architecture Makes Us at Centre for Contemporary Photography', Memo Review, 2 September, 2018
Andrew Goodman, 'Gathering Ecologies: Thinking Beyond Interactivity', Open Humanities Press, London, 2018
'The Last Reader', Ozon, 2018

2017
Norie Neumark, ‘Voicetracks: Attuning to the voice in media and the arts’, MIT Press, Cambridge, 2017
Jacqueline Doughty, 'The Score' catalogue, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2017
Sue Cramer & Lesley Harding, ‘Call of the Avant-Garde: Constructivism and Australian Art’, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 2017
Kate Warren, 'A non-site implication: Leber & Chesworth's Earthwork', 4A Papers, Issue 3, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, 2017
Alana Hunt, ‘I don’t want to be there when it happens’ at PICA, Artlink, Australia, 2017

2016
Francis E Parker, 'Borders, Barriers, Walls' catalogue, MUMA Melbourne, 2016
Jared Davis, 'Space-Shifter', in 'un Anthology 2004 - 2014 : a decade of art and ideas', Ulanda Blair, Rosemary Forde & Phip Murray (eds), 2016
Substation Contemporary Art Prize, Northcote Leader, 2016

2015
Tim Roerig, ‘56th Biennale of Venice: All the World’s Futures’ catalogue, 2015
Norie Neumark in Thomaidis & Macpherson, eds, Voice Studies: Critical Approaches..., Routledge, 2015
Blouin Artinfo, 'Australian Artists in Venice', 2015
Gold Coast Art Prize, Press Release, 2015
Screengrab International Media Arts Award, Press Release, 2015
Naima Morelli, Times of Malta, 2015

2014 
Robert Nelson, 'Zaum Tractor: Diving Into a Brave New World', The Age, Melbourne, 5 February, 2014
Janelle Carrigan, 'Sydney Biennale', The New York Times, 8 April, 2014
Toni Ross, 19th Biennale of Sydney, Artforum, New York, Summer 2014
Juliana Engberg, You Imagine What You Desire: 19th Biennale of Sydney catalogue, 2014
Anthony Byrt, 'Water's Edge', Artforum, 24 March, 2014
Dan Rule, 'In The Galleries', The Age, Melbourne, 8 February, 2014 
Dylan Rainforth, ‘Around The Galleries’, The Age, Melbourne, 29 January, 2014
Andrew Taylor and Fiona Gruber, ‘Biennale artists Sonia Leber and David Chesworth use their art…’ Sydney Morning Herald, 13 March, 2014

2013 
Dylan Rainforth, 'David Chesworth and Sonia Leber' (artist feature), Art Guide Australia, Issue 85, Sep, 2013
Max Delany, 'Metro-Cosmo-Polis' in Melbourne Now catalogue, National Gallery of Victoria, 2013
Simon Maidment, 'Memory and Modernity' in Melbourne Now catalogue, National Gallery of Victoria, 2013

2012 
Dan Rule, ‘You Herd it Here First’, The Age, Melbourne, March 7, 2012
Sarah Miller, 'The Artist in Residence', RealTime No.108 April 2012
Jared Davis, 'Circle Work' in Spaced: Art Out of Place exhibition catalogue, IASKA, Perth, 2012
Helen Hughes, 'All Who Occupy This Great Space' catalogue essay, West Space, 2012
Gavin Findlay, 'The Sweet Music of Art-Driven Tasmania', RealTime Magazine No.108 April 2012
Darren Jorgensen, Spaced review, The West Australian, 25 Feb 2012

2011 
John Hurrell, 'Immersing the Body in Art and Architecture', EyeContact, New Zealand, April 2011
Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture, exhibition catalogue, 2011
'In Camera and in Public', exhibition catalogue, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 2011

2010 
Fiona Gruber, 'Terrorists on the Opera Stage', The Australian, 14 October, 2010
Kylie Northover, 'Terrorist Art', The Age, 13 October, 2010
Cameron Woodhead, 'An erudite, disorienting interrogation of art's process', The Age, 19 October, 2010

2009 
Chris Reid, 'Mind-reading in the 21st Century', RealTime Magazine No. 92, Sydney, August 2009
Jared Davis, 'Review: Space-Shifter', un Magazine 3.2, December 2009
Dan Rule, 'Around the Galleries', The Age, Melbourne, 6 June 2009
Linda Kouvaras, 'Toilets, Tears and Transcendence' in Transforming Cultures, Vol 4, No 1, UTS, Sydney
Jonathan Marshall, 'Flatness, Ornamentality and the Sonic Image..’, in Sound Scripts 2, Perth, 2009

2008 
Nikos Papastergiadis, 'Confined Abyss', in Almost Always Everywhere Apparent catalogue, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 2008
Juliana Engberg, introduction in Almost Always Everywhere Apparent catalogue, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 2008
Jorge Diez, ed, Madrid Abierto 2004-2008, Associacion Cultural Madrid Abierto, 2008
David Bennett, Sounding Postmodernism: Sampling Australian Composers, Sound-artists and Music Critics, Australian Music Centre, Sydney, 2008
Jennifer Brown, 'Blitz: Discursive bombardments in "the war on terror"', PhD dissertation, Southern Cross University, NSW, 2008

2007
Robert Nelson, 'The Year in Review: Visual Art', The Age, Melbourne, 26 December 2007
Amy Marjoram, 'Between Heaven and Hell', RealTime Magazine No. 81, October 2007
Robert Nelson, 'In claustrophobia and freeze-frame movement meaning lies between the gaps', The Age, Melbourne, 22 August 2007
Martin Ball, 'Now see, hear', The Age, Melbourne, 18 August 2007
Fiona Scott-Norman, 'Giving Voice to Their Art', The Age, Melbourne, 10 August 2007

2006 
Jon Dale, 'Once Upon a Time in Melbourne' in The Wire no 272, London, October 2006
Juliana Engberg, 'My Chicken is Missing' in +Plus Factors exhibition catalogue, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 2006

2005 
Darren Tofts, Interzone: Media Arts in Australia, Craftsman House, 2005
Matthew Westwood, 'Super Sonic Trespasser' in The Australian, August 4 2005
Sunanda Creagh, 'Reviving the Crackle...', in The Sydney Morning Herald, July 27 2005

2004 
Edward Colless, 'Lucid Screams to Stir the Nation's Soul' in The Australian, October 25 2004
Peter King, '"I'll Drown My Book": the Caves of The Gordon Assumption', Melbourne International Arts Festival, Visual Arts Program catalogue, Melbourne 2004
A Ivanova, A Cavallaro, 'Unnatural Selection', Ars Electronica exhibition catalogue, Novamedia, 2004
Jonathan Marshall, 'The voice in and beyond history' in Real Time, No 64, Sydney, December 2004
Ross Gibson, 'Sounds Like Art' in lab.3000 Digital Design Biennale catalogue, Melbourne 2004
Jo Roberts, 'For your convenience…' in The Age, Melbourne, October 5 2004
Jeff Kahn, 'Under the cover of night' in Real Time No. 64, Sydney, December 2004
John Slavin, 'Emotions Soar to the Stars' in The Age, Melbourne, October 23 2004
Daniel Palmer, 'Seeing voices' in Real Time No. 64, Sydney, December 2004
'Best of the Fest' in The Age, October 3 2004
Simon Plant, 'Opera Out of This World' in The Herald Sun, Melbourne, October 22 2004
Jo Roberts, 'No Longer Stranded in Space' in The Age, Melbourne, October 21 2004

2003 
Ross Gibson, 'Sounds Like Art' in POL Oxygen, No. 5, 2003
Bleddyn Butcher, 'Cross Platform: Sound in Other Media' The Wire, No. 233, London, July 2003
Tony MacGregor, The Persuaders exhibition catalogue essay, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, April 2003

2002 
'5000 Calls' in Chapter Arts Centre magazine, Cardiff, October 2002
'Chorus of Approval' in 24 Hours, Sydney, March 2002

2001 
Mitchell Whitelaw, 'Sit, Ubu, Sit. Good dog' in Real Time, No. 46, Sydney, December 2001
Bruce James, 'The Master's Voice' interview on Arts Today, ABC Radio National, 1 November, 2001
'5000 Calls' in Earshot soundscape journal, UK, December 2001
Felicity Fenner, 'Ground Work' in Art in America, May 2001

2000 
Philipe Regnier, 'Art and the Olympics' in The Art Newspaper, No. 105, London, July 2000
Alex Gawronski, 'Game Over? The Olympics Arts Commissions' in Real Time No. 40, Sydney, Dec, 2000
'5000 Calls' in Sydney Olympic Park, Public Arts Program catalogue, Sydney, June 2000
Paul Brown, 'Breaking the Art and Science Standoff' in Real Time, No. 36, Sydney, April 2000

1999 
Suzy Freeman-Greene, 'The Sounds of Human Effort' in The Age, Melbourne, September 25, 1999
Anne Susskind, 'Public Intimacy' in The Bulletin, Sydney, May 4 1999
Brigid Smyth, '5000 Calls' in Patrick Bingham-Hall, Olympic Architecture, Watermark Press, Sydney 1999
‘Sound in Museums' in Insite, Melbourne, December 1999
'Electronic Observatory' in Interior Cities, School of Architecture, RMIT University, Melbourne 1999

1998 
Ross Gibson, 'Something Strange Disturbing Us…’, Week of Experimental Cinema catalogue, Madrid, 1998
Matthew Moore, 'Forest with More than the Sounds of Silence' in The Sydney Morning Herald, July 17 1998
Anne Susskind, 'Creating a Bridge Over Troubled Water' in The Sydney Morning Herald, March 23 1998
Gary Barker, 'A Sense of Space and Movement' in The Age, Melbourne, November 6 1998

1994 
Sonia Leber, 'Earwitness: Excursions in Sound' in Experimenta '94 catalogue, Melbourne, October 1994
Sonia Leber, 'Earwitness: Excursions in Sound' in Mesh, No. 4, Melbourne, 1994
Megan Backhouse, 'Sounds Like…' in The Age, November 11 1994
Anna Clabburn, 'Wherefore Art Thou Genre' in Storm, Melbourne, November 1994
Marie Sierra-Hughes, 'Lending an Ear to Sound' in The Herald Sun, December 2 1994
AnnMarie Johnson, 'Earwitness News' in RealTime No. 3, October 1994

1991 
Sonia Leber, 'Watching Films, Making Films' in Cantrills Filmnotes, No. 65, Melbourne October 1991
'Doubtful Invitation' in Oberhausen International KurzFilmTage catalogue, April 1991

1990 
Ann Pollock Berecry, 'Open Eyes are a Dream' in Aurora Australis catalogue, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, 1990

1989 
'History Takes Place' in Australian Perspecta catalogue, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1989

 

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