Artist == Jony Easterby
 
 
 
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Jony Easterby

 

Working from his base in West Wales Jony Easterby’s work engages with his relationship with both landscape and technology, it is characterised by the diversity of artistic practice used and the range of practices employed.

Easterby investigates the boundaries between raw elemental materials, performance, ecology, landscape and architecture.

He has recently completed the reclamation of a hectare of coalfield washery in South Wales for Sustrans Wales creating a strong landscape identity alongside new habitats for wildlife. He is currently a Leverhulme fellowship artists in residence  at the Center for Alternative Technology  researching landscape scale interventions in the Dyfi valley.

October 2013 will see the staging of his most major project to date ‘Sounding the River’,in collaboration with six other artists and produced by ‘mac’ will celebrate the ecology and landscape of the river Rea as it runs through Birmingham with up to twenty new installations.

Audible Forces:

 

Stress and stone by Jony Easterby

 

Towering, delicate poles bent into arcs by hanging river stones create serene harmonics and percussive flickerings as the wind blows through “Stress and Stone”.  Two ten meter high fibre glass poles are put under tension by long strings hanging from the tip of the poles with rounded river stones attached at the end.  The pitch of the string varies with the weight of the stone. As the wind blows across the strings, harmonics are created and amplified.

 

Birdhouse Flock by Jony Easterby 

 

Each turn of the feather mechanism triggers a snap shot of an 8 second sound sample, a recording of two birdsongs in decline…

 

A nightingale can deliver as many as 150 notes a second. In Kent, Medway council plan to build 5,000 houses on the UKs largest concentrations of Nightingales.

 

Skylarks 75% loss in 20 years. Nightingales loss 91% in 40 years.

 

http://www.jonyeasterby.co.uk/

 

Image credit: Jony Easterby, "Stress and Stone" by Spires Media

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