Sonia Leber and David Chesworth
Almost Always Everywhere Apparent, 2007
16 channel audio, 6 channel video, wood, Bondor, polystyrene, acrylic, light

Exhibited at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2007), Mildura Arts Centre (2008), Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand (2011)

As the recipients of the third annual Helen Macpherson Smith Commission, Sonia Leber and David Chesworth created a large scale sound and structure project for the cavernous main exhibition space at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.

Human voices resonated through a series of confined corridors leading to a central, cathedral-like space. The project referenced both Jeremy Bentham's Panopticon model prison design and the Cathedral as two architectural apparatuses with a surprising aspect in common: both rely on an unseen, all-seeing observer. And both use voices in interesting ways.

A full project history can be found at waxsm.com.au/almostalways.htm

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