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BUS Projects Exhibitions 14 - 31 March 2012 | by BUS Projects
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BUS Projects Exhibitions 14 - 31 March 2012

‘I’ll like you if you’ll like me’

Maggie Brown

Opening night Wednesday 14th March 6-8pm

14 – 31 March 2012


‘I’ll like you if you’ll like me’ brings together anxieties that arise from chance encounters in a public space, in the street and also within the gallery space. An exhibition opening is as much an arena for awkward self-display as it is a space for art. It is here that we jostle self-consciously for the accumulation of friends and status, performing the anxious celebration of connection.


Maggie Brown graduated from VCA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours in 2010. Her installation practice combines digital video and private self-referential video performances to explore the friction between our private and social identities, with the anxiety and awkwardness that comes when negotiating social situations and trying to fit in. Her recent work has explored the small fleeting gestures that signal uncertainty and our inner tensions.




‘Audible Deterrence’

Byron Dean

Opening night Wednesday 14th March 6-8pm

14 – 31 March 2012


On a daily basis in a city centre one continually encounters soundscapes abundant with sonic information. Some of these sounds are recognizable and seemingly useful, others are processed on a subtle level, and are effective in modulating the mood, behaviour and impulses of individuals. ‘Audible Deterrence’ is a sound-installation that focuses on deliberate applications of sound in public and commercially built environments. It examines, transposes and re-purposes the sounds that repel, invite, mask, convey meaning and discomfort. The installation explores the spatial possibilities of the gallery space through a multi-speaker configuration articulating a virtual environment created using FMOD, software usually used for designing sound in games. This simulated soundscape re-defines the spatial and experiential co-ordinates of the original sound-sources, positioning them metaphorically, politically and three-dimensionally.


Byron Dean is an emerging sound and time-based artist and experimental musician. He is interested in exploring built and natural environments, navigating the complexities that arise when subjective experience is interrupted by narrative and musical intervention, displacement, and re-constituted or re-imagined sites.

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