Leah Barclay | LIQUID BORDERS, HONG KONG (2010)
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LIQUID BORDERS begins on the sheltered waters of Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong and explores the city that sits at the heart of the Pearl River Delta. This project was commissioned as a site-specific performance installation for the 2010 Hell Hot New Music Festival in Hong Kong. The project involved one week on field recordings and collaborations with local musicians leading into a one hour performance at Gallery Exit Hong Kong. 

LIQUID BORDERS was developed into a fixed media work as part of Leah Barclay’s Sound Mirrors project. This work also appeared on the album ‘Transient Landscapes’ a collection of works from Sound Mirrors. Sound Mirrors is an immersive environment that responds to significant rivers across the world. Throughout 2009 and 2010 Leah Barclay traveled through Australia, India, Korea and China capturing the sound of rivers and their surrounding communities. The resulting work is an ephemeral experience that slides through vivid landscapes and rich cultural traditions. Sound Mirrors was selected as one of four national projects for the Australia Council’s HELM-Arts Award. HELM is an initiative of the Queensland Conservation Council that recognises innovative work at the intersection of art, science, technology and the environment.

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