November, 2017

16nov10:00 am16dec5:00 pmThe Deluge Ark(ive)Nigel Helyer(November 16) 10:00 am - (December 16) 5:00 pm Event Type :Exhibit


Event Details



The Deluge Ark(ive) is a story that starts thirteen thousand years ago when our ancestors were witness to a catastrophic event. Finally the ice began to melt; the oceans began to rise and the land to flood, an environmental apocalypse irrigating the myth-memory of human consciousness. The Deluge Ark(ive) exhibition presents these Oceanic narratives as a series of sound-sculptures which in turn take their inspiration from a Novella written by the artist to explore the deep relationship we share with our marine origins.


Exhibition opening 6pm Thurs 16 Nov

Exhibition runs 17 Nov – 16 Dec 2017


6pm Fri 17 Nov, Free entry

Based upon the artist’s previous long-term (and on-going) collaborative relationship with scientists at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, The Deluge Ark(ive) performance presents musical scores derived from bio-logging data collected by scientists at IMAS, from the extraordinary under-ice dives of Southern Elephant Seals in the Antarctic.

Heart rate and breathing data, as well as Oceanograpic measurements will be used to produce graphical music scores for the Sisongke Choir to interpret and perform.

The evening will also showcase a composition for a quartet of 30-note music boxes with a score derived from marine data as well as a short audio-visual documentary of previous jazz interpretations of Antarctic data sets.

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Nigel Helyer’s Artist Book will be available for purchase at Moonah Arts Centre, with a book signing on the evening of the performance on Friday 17 November.



November 16 (Thursday) 10:00 am - December 16 (Saturday) 5:00 pm


Moonah Arts Centre

27 Albert Road, Moonah TAS 7009