The work of Auckland-based artist Joseph Michael challenges a human-centred worldview. Instead, Joseph invites audiences to appreciate the beauty, power and scale of non-human environments.
In 2015, Joseph travelled to Antarctica with a crew to record and map icebergs. That trip led to the 'Antarctica - while you were sleeping' installations, where icebergs are projected onto large buildings.
In this episode of SleepTalker, Joseph talks to Bec about the Antarctica visit, shares some audio (including original music composed for the installation by Rhian Sheehan), and reflects on remoteness, listening, and how being attentive to the world can change our perceptions. Sometimes, places can even infiltrate our dreams.
- Form (from ‘Antarctica – while you were sleeping’)Rhian Sheehan
- Standing in Silence (Part 1)Rhian Sheehan
- Standing in Silence (Part 7)Rhian Sheehan
- Field recording of the 'Iceberg Graveyard', near Vernadsky Research Base, Antarctica (mixed by Dave Whitehead)Joseph Michael & Mark Michel
- Music excerpts from ‘Antarctica – while you were sleeping’Rhian Sheehan
- Field recording inside the 'Lincoln' iceberg cave, Antarctica (mixed by Dave Whitehead)Joseph Michael & Mark Michel
- Nighttime field recording of seals in Skontorp Cove, Antarctica (mixed by Dave Whitehead)Joseph Michael & Mark Michel
- AntarcticaLawrence English
- The BlizzardPhilip Samartzis
- Katabatic Wind (Sky Blue)Craig Vear
- Iceberg (Rothera Point)Craig Vear
- Antarctic: 77° 37’ S 165° 48’ EDouglas Quin
- Antarctic EchoesVangelis
- Cove Brash IceCheryl E. Leonard
- Night Cove Elephant Seals 2Cheryl E. Leonard
- Elephant Seal NapCheryl E. Leonard
- Frozen OverCheryl E. Leonard
- Cityside PeaceBartilomo Guglielmo
- Attention Deﬁcit Hyperactivity DisorderDiego Morande Garetto
- Elegy for the PastRhian Sheehan
About this program
A show about sleep, dreams, nightmares and what happens in your head after dark. Meditations from the edges of consciousness, exploring circadian rhythms, mental health, what keeps us awake and helps us drift. Interviews, field recordings, sound art, creative audio and ambient music to keep you company in the dark.
SleepTalker started as an independent podcast in 2014, and now joins the Triple R grid as a weekly two-hour live show.
Get in touch if you have sleepy sounds, dream recollections, nightmares, sleeping patterns or nighttime stories you want to share on the show.