Exploring futures through enquiry, creativity + connections
ecoPULSE is a collection of investigative, ecology-centred, digital media projects led by Australian artist, Kim V. Goldsmith. These projects explore relationships with, responses to and narratives about our place in the natural world and within regional communities, wherever they may be.
Donations will ensure Pulse of the Wetland is presented and exhibited locally, nationally and internationally as part of the collaborative Mosses and Marshes project in 2021-22. All donations over A$2 are tax-deductible through the Australian Cultural Fund. Click on the donate button to find out more.
Between the summer and spring of 2020, the recovery of the Macquarie Marshes from drought and fire was documented using sound and video. This snapshot highlights changes in the landscape over that period. Sound and video artworks are now in the process of being developed from these field recordings.
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“Kim is an example of what regional arts should be, not art just made regionally, but art that questions and challenges regionality as a limitation, that sees in its extreme the opportunity to be revelatory.”
JESSICA MOORE, DUBBO REGIONAL COUNCIL CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR, 2019
KIM V. GOLDSMITH‘s digital media and installation practice draws on her life on the Western Plains of NSW, where she also grew up – north of Coonamble. Her professional life as a print/radio journalist, farmer, communications specialist and artist has been informed and sustained by her deep love for the land and the life forms that depend upon it. Her art practice of the past two decades has consistently explored the complexities of human relationships with the environment.
Goldsmith has been developing the use of digital media and sensory installation techniques since 2008/09, when she first investigated the use of digital media as part of a collaborative social ecology project with Peter E. Charuk and Gail Naden, facilitated by the Western Plains Cultural Centre (Dubbo NSW). The resulting 2009 exhibition Perspectives. Art. Ecology., was a turning point in her practice.
Over the past decade, she has exhibited in curated solo and group shows, pop-up public events, and contemporary art festivals including Cementa 2015 and 2019, Vivid Sydney’s Curve Ball event (2016), and Artlands 2016, and over the past three years, in international exhibitions with Arts Territory Exchange.
Her 2019/20 exhibition, Eye of the Corvus: Messenger of Truth was the culmination of 2.5 years of research, field recordings and residency work across regional NSW and remote Iceland.
Using a range of digital technologies, community consultations, research, storytelling and immersive installation, ecoPULSE Projects aim to consider and present new perspectives about the ecologies of rural and regional territories.
- Finding common ground…it’s very pretty – one of the words that (with) landscapes we don’t use enough of… ERIC FISHER, FORMER MARSH GRAZIER, “Wilgara” Quambone Over the past six months of working on Pulse of the Wetland, I’ve been collecting stories from people who have a connection to the Marshes. It’s been a mix of identifying individualsContinue reading “Finding common ground”
- Pulse of the Wetland updatesMarch 2020: Silent Symphony: the “Burrima” baselineMay 2020: Marking timeMay 2020: The autumnal crescendoJune 2020: The things no one seesJuly 2020: On wing and waterJuly 2020: All earthlings are kin in the deepest sense: Q&A with Andrew HoweAugust 2020: Stories can shape the futureSeptember 2020: Hidden sounds of the MarshesOctober 2020: Q&A with Of theContinue reading “Pulse of the Wetland updates”
- Q&A with Of the Mosses’ Andrew HoweI’ve been working collaboratively over the past 18 months with Andrew Howe (UK) on our Mosses and Marshes project, documenting my part of the project here. I share what I’ve been doing in a Q&A with Andrew on his website, Of the Mosses. READ IT HERE Read more about how Andrew is working on the raisedContinue reading “Q&A with Of the Mosses’ Andrew Howe”
Connect + Contribute
If you’re an artist interested in collaborating on an ecoPULSE project, or initiating one of your own that you’d like to discuss, please connect.
If you’re a community with an interesting idea for an eco project that you’d like explore, please connect.
If you’re an organisation who would like to partner on a project, please connect.
Every story told invites connection. By contributing to an ecoPULSE project, you’re sharing your story not just with the project collaborators and partners, but with the world.
ecoPulse is always looking for contributions from communities, individuals, organisations to sharing the stories through digital media presentations.
ecoPULSE projects allow people from all walks of life to invest in art projects that contribute to the conversation about our future.
We use the Australian Cultural Fund to crowdfund. Our last campaign in 2019, reached more than 100% of the target in support of the Eye of the Corvus project, gaining 46 donors who were invested in the project’s outcome.
Stay in touch about when our next campaign is ready to launch.
We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of the lands on which we work across Australia and other First Nations countries, and we pay my respects to Elders past, present and those yet to emerge. Sovereignty has never been ceded. It always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.