Philip Samartzis

Philip Samartzis is a Melbourne based sound artist who has performed and exhibited widely including presentations at The Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art, Paris (2001); The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh (2002); The Mori Arts Centre, Tokyo (2003); The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung (2007); The National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow (2009); and The South African National Museum, Cape Town (2010). He has curated five Immersion festivals focusing on the theory and practice of sound spatialisation, as well as Variable Resistance, a series of international sound art presentations for the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2001), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2002) and the Podewil Art Center, Berlin (2003). More recently he co-curated Magnetic Traces: A Survey of French and Australian Sound Art for the 2011 Parisonic Festival - Paris highlighting contemporary trends in international sound culture. Philip has published five solo compact discs, Residue (1998), Windmills Bordered By Nothingness (1999), Mort aux Vaches (2003), Soft and Loud (2004) & Unheard Spaces (2006) and has performed and recorded with leading international improvisers and musicians including Sachiko M, Haco, Voice Crack, Keiji Haino, Michael Vorfeld and Eric La Casa. In 2010 the Australia Council for the Arts, and the Australian Antarctic Division awarded Philip fellowships to document the effects of extreme climate and weather events on the human condition at Davis Station in Eastern Antarctica, and Macquarie Island. Outcomes from this fieldwork have been presented in the National Archives of Australia and Australasian Antarctic Expedition Centenary Exhibition (2011); Polar South: Art in Antarctica, Muntref Museum, the National University of Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires (2011); and the 11th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences, Edinburgh (2011). In 2010 Philip began a three-year study of indigenous communities in The Kimberley through TURA's remote regional residency program in order to describe the prevalent social and environmental conditions. Philip lectures in Sound in the School of Art - RMIT University, where he teaches Sound Culture, and Immersive Environments within the fine art degree. Philip researches in the areas of sound art, acoustic ecology and spatial sound practices, and is a chief investigator on two Australia Research Council funded projects, Designing Sound for Health and Wellbeing, and Spatial Dialogues: Public Art and Climate Change.

Broadcasts on ORF KUNSTRADIO:

03. 02. 2013: The Transmuted Signal - curated by Colin Black - A Frequency Oz series produced by Yanna Black