Stuart McFarlane and Darrin Verhagen with Toby Brodel

Darrin Verhagen
Born 1967 Melbourne, Australia. Lives and works Melbourne, Australia.

Stuart McFarlane
Born 1975, Geelong, Australia. Lives and works Melbourne, Australia.

Toby Brodel
Born 1990, devonport, Tas, Australia. Lives and works Melbourne.

A series of small wire objects (many of them uninteresting) is concerned with extending sound art composition into visual form through the use of an ordinary sculptural object as a means of focusing audience attention. The artists explore how the simplest of objects may be transformed into something startling and mesmerising through the simultaneous use of sound, light and colour.

In this work, an open-source platform created by Stuart McFarlane and Darrin Verhagen has been pushed to its limits through collaboration with audiovisual artist and programmer, Toby Brodel. This second iteration of the work, ‘Object 2’, was inspired by the sensory immersion of Panos Cosmato’s cult film Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010).

A series of small wire objects (many of them uninteresting): Object 2   2014
dimensions variable
sound, light, code, plinth, black-out curtains,
AkE (Audiokinetic Experiments) Lab RMIT, (((20Hz)))

Photography: Mark Ashkanasy, Courtesy RMIT Gallery