Considering new perspectives on our future
ecoPULSE is a collection of investigative, ecological-centred, digital media projects initiated 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.
IN DEVELOPMENT: PULSE OF THE WETLAND PROJECT
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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.
- All earthlings are kin in the deepest sense: a QandA with Andrew HoweAndrew Howe is a visual artist, based in Shrewsbury UK, using walking as inspiration for painting, drawing, photography, books and digital media. He explores how people interact with their environment, and how layers of historical activities in the landscape create the identity of places. Andrew is working collaboratively with me, Kim V. Goldsmith, through ourContinue reading “All earthlings are kin in the deepest sense: a QandA with Andrew Howe”
- On wing and waterThe Macquarie Marshes are recognised internationally as a birding ‘hotspot’, despite there not being many accessible places to get into the heart of the wetlands*. Ninety per cent of the Marshes are privately owned, and short of public road access points and travelling stock routes (see p45 Bird Watching Trail Guide), there aren’t too manyContinue reading “On wing and water”
- The things no one seesIt’s a way of understanding the seasons, the interrupters, the demise or reshaping of a landscape and all it contains. Recently, the Aboriginal concept of looking to listen, listening to see was flagged in conversations I’d been having. I hadn’t heard it phrased like this before, but I understood immediately that it’s a way ofContinue reading “The things no one sees”
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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.
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ADDITIONAL THANKS: Pulse of the Wetland is possible thanks to the support of the Macquarie Marshes Environmental Trust, RiverSmart and Outback Arts.
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.