W I R E D  L A B

THE WIRED LAB is an artist led organisation evolving interdisciplinary art practices in rural Australia. We create opportunities for the research, production and presentation of projects that connect international and local artists with communities in new ways. Our curated programs and projects involve artists working from a regional context whilst producing outcomes of local and global relevance. Our activities range from skills development for young people, seniors, emerging and mid career artists, to the creation, presentation, publication and promotion of new works and major live arts projects.

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Jeff Henderson residency
July 21, 2010
Jeff Henderson residency

May 4th – 9th 2009
A Jazz maestro Jeff Henderson (NZ) has played with some of the worlds greats such as William Parker and Marilyn Crispell. Known for gigging with his handmade instruments such as a …

Robin Fox residency
July 21, 2010
Robin Fox residency

1st – 7th November 2008
Robin Fox artist residency to work with David Burraston and Alan Lamb to investigate  oscilloscope based visualizations  of the wires and the creation of a digital interface for controlling oscilloscope laser …

Two-day in situ DIY wires workshop
July 21, 2010
Two-day in situ DIY wires workshop

August 16th & 17th 2008
Over the weekend Alan Lamb and David Burraston taught 20 artists from around Australia various techniques of making a musical instrument out of fencing wire. David Burraston demonstrated and taught how …

2007/2008 Installation of the 1st WIRED Lab Wires
July 21, 2010
2007/2008 Installation of the 1st WIRED Lab Wires

2007/2008 Installation of the 1st WIRED Lab Wires
In September 2007, Alan Lamb, Dave Burraston and Sarah Last walked the landscape of the Wired Lab farm to determine the siting of the inaugural WIRED Lab wires. …

Bioacoustics and Wires
June 18, 2010
Bioacoustics and Wires

WIRED Lab – Bioaeolian I (2008)

The tapping/clicking sounds appear sparsely throughout the recording, very slight sounds, listen closely to hear them. The bioacoustic sounds are very similar to rustling and crackling, and also have …

Electromagnetic Pickup Experiments
June 17, 2010
Electromagnetic Pickup Experiments

Some images of experimental electromagnetic pickups and their placement. A mixed of bag of objects : pulse relays, transformers, ancient telephone mic & earpieces, disk drive rare earth magnets, tapeheads…

Many of the electromagnetic components shown …

Guitar Pickups
June 17, 2010
Guitar Pickups

Some images of the guitar pickups and their placement during an experimental recording session in August 2008. Note that in many of these experiments the pickups were positioned along the wire, which is a different …

Nature’s Microphone
June 16, 2010
Nature’s Microphone

The wires themselves are multifaceted and the often discussed aeolian tones are one of many interesting aspects. The Wires are also nature’s microphone, a true environmental sonification. Much animal life intereacts with them e.g. insects …

Annual WIRED Lab DIY Wires Workshop, Web Launch & WIRED EAR Scheme
June 16, 2010
Annual WIRED Lab DIY Wires Workshop, Web Launch & WIRED EAR Scheme

Over Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th July The WIRED Lab will be hosting its annual in situ DIY Wires: Construction & Recording Workshop. This workshop is your chance to learn how to build your own …

Wire Pickups & Preamps
May 31, 2010
Wire Pickups & Preamps

Lamb has been working with the wires for the past 30 years. During this time he developed a low cost technique of attaching ‘piezo’ stereo contact microphones (pickups) to make field recordings and listen to The …