Madelynne Cornish

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Madelynne Cornish is an audiovisual artist and curator. She documents the effects of climate on natural and constructed environments, and the dynamics informing remote communities. Cornish’s work employs duration, landscape and stillness as a means of responding to the temporal and spatial morphology of place. Her multi-layered artworks are reflections of how humans engage with, and shape their environment. In addition to her practice Madelynne is the co-­founder and director of operations for the Bogong Centre for Sound Culture, an independent arts initiative that facilitates cultural projects investigating the history and ecology of the Australian Alps.

In 2014 she was an artist-in-residence at the Vancouver Art Centre in Albany, Western Australia where she produced a project titled WIND focusing on the use and impact of wind farms in the region. In 2013 Madelynne was commissioned by the Liquid Architecture Festival of Sound Art to produce a series of sound recordings of the effects of weather on the city of Melbourne for their Sonic City Festival. Between 2010 and 2012 she undertook a three-year study in collaboration with Philip Samartzis of indigenous settlements in The Kimberley region of Western Australia through TURA’s remote regional residency program, documenting the social and environmental conditions affecting remote communities. Outcomes from this project have been presented at Fremantle Art Centre (2012), and the South African National Museum in Cape Town (2010). A new exhibition titled The Topography of Dreams has been commissioned for the Totally Huge New Music Festival scheduled for October 2019 in Perth.

Madelynne is the co-founder and director of operations for the Bogong Centre for Sound Culture, an independent arts initiative that facilitates cultural projects investigating the history and ecology of the Australian Alps. She is the co-curator of Bogong AIR (2011) and Bogong ELECTRIC (2013) festivals, Current (2015), Sonic Interventions (2016), an international sound art exhibition presented in Vienna, Current (2017) The Ecology of Place (2017) and Super Field (2017/18).

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