Alchemical Sensing: Creating an Embodied Experience of the Unseen Organism

Louise Mackenzie, Richard L. Thompson, Paul Vickers

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This paper presents the research surrounding the audio-visual installation, Stars Beneath our Feet(2015) by Louise Mackenzie. It introduces the concept of alchemical sensing to describe the layered use of scientific technology in the context of an audio-visual art installation as an alternative frame of reference that attempts an embodied understanding of the unseen organism.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSonic Environments - ACMC2016
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 Annual Conference of the AustralasianComputer Music Association Brisbane Australia
PublisherThe Australasian Computer Music Association
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016
EventSonic Environments: 2016 Annual Conference of the Australasian Computer Music Association Brisbane Australia - Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 10 Jul 201611 Jul 2016


ConferenceSonic Environments
Abbreviated titleACMC 2016
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