Sonia Leber and David Chesworth: Where Lakes Once Had Water is a new exhibition catalogue that investigates a number of interconnecting strands, including climate history and change, diverse knowledge systems, Indigenous custodianship and Earth Science, voices of nature and non-human timeframes, multi-sensory ways of knowing and notions of deep time.
Sophie Knezic’s essay situates Leber and Chesworth’s work in a lineage of sound art and acoustic transduction; Fiona Gruber focuses on the artists’ working process and Tim Flannery provides insights into the geological science underpinning the project. The final text is a conversation between the artists and Wiradjuri scientist Michael-Shawn Fletcher, who worked on the project in Australia's Northern Territory.
Published by Bundanon with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH). Supported by the Gordon Darling Foundation and designed by Public Office. Available from Perimeter Books.