Mark brown is a Sydney based sound / installation artist exploring notions relating
to site, architecture and sonic atmospheres. Emerging in the early 90s, his
work has evolved into a poetic response to site; critiquing history; function;
the viewer and unseen and unheard phenomena within space.
His work has been exhibited at First Draft Gallery, the Faculty of Art and Design
Gallery, Newcastle University, Artspace Centre for Contemporary Art, Sydney,
and RMIT Gallery & Conical Gallery Melbourne Australia. He completed a Master
of Visual Arts degree at Sydney College of the Arts in 1997 and continues to
expand concepts relating to architecture explored in his Master of Visual Arts
research paper entitled "Beyond Shelter".
Also exploring interests in contemporary sound and music technologies he has
performed at the digital music conference Waveform held at The School of Contemporary
Arts, The University of Western Sydney and at Impermanent Audio a monthly experimental
sound art and performance event held at Imperial Slacks Gallery in Sydney.
an invented term splicing the words 'Detritus' and 'Critical', is often used
to articulate Brown's obsession with the relentless processes of the dematerialisation
of matter despite the human struggle to contain time - the eternal eating machine.
Brown's phenomenology of space attempts to visualise
'something that Is
not there, that is absent, that is invisible.' (Kieth Broadfoot. Artspace exhibition
catalogue"'installations" 1997), by evoking or presencing still reverberating
sediments buried beneath the Tabular Rasa of progress.
installation artist & sound / performer / musician