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What Listening Knows at Messums Wiltshire, UK



What Listening Knows creatively interrogates different concepts around the act of listening, as if listening were the primary mode of sensing the world. Across three spectacular screens, the camera choreography is both grounded and ungrounded, imbued with an acoustic consciousness.

What Listening Knows will be presented as a solo exhibition across the extensive Barn gallery at Messums Wiltshire. The filming was undertaken in Wiltshire in the Summer of 2019, when Leber and Chesworth were Messums Wiltshire’s first artists-in-residence. 

What Listening Knows
Messums Wiltshire, UK
17 July to 5 September 2021
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Mission Crimps at Fondation Fiminco, Paris

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Mission Crimps present a scenario that is audible as much as visible, reminding us of the non-singularity of what we are seeing. The calibrations and configurations of the human mind find analogous views via an old telephone exchange with its reams of colourful cabling, metallic switches and exchange circuits.

Freedom of Sleep
Fondation Fiminco, Paris
Curator: Anabelle Lacroix
21 April to 16 May 2021
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Eternal Pools in Darebin billboard project



Eternal Pools, an image from the Zaum Tractor video project, was made into a public billboard for Stimulus Package, curated by Madé Spencer-Castle for the Darebin Fuse Festival in Melbourne over June-July 2021.


Where Lakes Once Had Water



Sonia Leber and David Chesworth have completed the first CABAH Art Series Commission, a sensorial video and sound installation that transports us to remote ancient dry lakes of Australia's Northern Territory.
Where Lakes Once Had Water takes us on an imaginative journey, exploring the labour of scientists and traditional owners as they dig and delve into the past, reading the signs and signals in the landscape, over concepts of deep time. 

Commissioned by ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH).

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