2012. Seven with Another (Fifth Edition)
Fourteen creatives, seven teams, one idea…
Seven With Another is a triannual art exhibition that brings Brisbane’s best creative minds into the spotlight. Seven With Another’s exhibitions are about celebrating creativity and the beauty of great ideas – from an array of disciplines – not just the traditional art forms. Every artist invited to take part is a locally-based professional, chosen because they are recognised leaders or innovators in their field. In each exhibition we aim for the most diversity possible, deliberately selecting those invited to take part from fields that are not just varied, but seemingly diametrically opposed. By doing so, we aim to push the boundaries of who and what it means to be creative. Is a programmer or copywriter traditionally considered an artist? No. But when teamed with a painter, photographer, sound designer or choreographer who knows what creative sparks can fly?
Fifth Edition Creatives
ADAM SEBASTIAN WEST (Photographer) + PETE MACFARLANE (Architect + Stonemason)
STEPHEN LANCE (Director) + HOLLY RYAN (Jewellery Designer)
ROBERT DAVIDSON (Musician) + KT DOYLE (Artist/Surface Designer)
ALEXANDRA NAGHAVI (Graphic Designer) + ANTHONY POTTER (Builder)
SIALL WATERBRIGHT (Writer) + URS FURRER (Flame Artist / VFX)
FRITZ SCHWARZ (Product Designer) + COURTNEY COOMBS (Contemporary Artist)
BEN HUGHES (Lightning Designer) + JAMES ALLEY (Fine Artist / Illustrator)
Artwork Statement – Robert Davidson + KT Doyle
Have you ever wondered what images might sound like and what sounds might look like?
Interested in the pairing of sound and visual mediums, we decided to focus on the process of collaboration and let the resulting artwork become evidence of this process.
Inspired by the period in which the Brisbane Powerhouse was built, KT created an initial pattern with references to Bauhaus textiles of the 1920s. In ‘call and response’ style, Robert interpreted it in sound. KT responded with another pattern and then Robert with a further musical interpretation until five exchanges were made, developing five patterns and five layers of sound.
Using different instruments, Robert composed each sound response in varying lengths, layering them into a single looped track, which does not exactly repeat until several hours have passed. KT also took an integrated approach to constructing the visual sequence of pentagons, which contain the five patterns, weaving them together into one visual motif. The patterns dance across the surface of the sculptural element, as the sounds move within the soundscape to create an artwork you can both see and hear.
Exhibition Title: Seven with Another (Fifth Edition)
Collaborators: Robert Davidson + KT Doyle
Title of Collaborative Work: Stitched Together
Dimensions: Sculptural Work (1.2 x 1.8m), Soundscape (dimensions variable)
Materials: Digitally printed 1-sided display board, supa glue, soundscape, mP3 player, speakers
Gallery: Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane
Photography by: Troy Hansen
Play edited soundtrack directly below and scroll through the images to experience the sculptural soundscape