In this live performance musicians will activate Quandamooka artist Megan Cope’s sound installation Untitled (Death Song) (2020) as part of the exhibition We Are Electric: Extraction, Extinction and Post-Carbon Futures.
Untitled (Death Song) is composed of found objects traditionally used in mining and extractive processes that have been reimagined as instruments. Rusted industrial drills, scaffolding, and oil drums are assembled alongside geological specimens retrieved from the Earth’s crust during prospecting for mineral and energy resources. A series of strings borrowed from orchestral instruments such as violins and cellos are tethered and strung taut across the objects, transmitting their hidden sonic potential through the energy of sound and frequency.

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