Joyce Hinterding and David Haines

Scavenging Antennas, April 2017. UB Silverman Library, Capen Hall

It is with great pleasure that the Techne Institute welcomes artists Joyce Hinterding and David Haines for their residency Wrangling Chaos at the University at Buffalo.

“In their work, rocks, plants or artificial electromagnetic field are part of chain of perception and intelligibility producing a contemporary imaginary of the blurring lines between nature, technologies and society.” -Franck Bauchard, Director of the Techne Institute and Arts Management Program, College of Arts and Sciences, University at Buffalo

Hinterding and Haines, based in Australia, have worked collaboratively since 2000. Their art practice is known for its openness to unseen forces and energies that permeates human experience. They have explored natural radio, TV signals, satellite transmission, and psychic energies and their work engages with the ideas of synthesis and frequency, sympathetic resonances and energies, simulation of 3D environments, properties of materials, and many other complex and evolving concepts. “Haines and Hinterding’s collaborative practice is perhaps best described as a kind of multi sensory science fiction in which actual phenomena and imaginary realms intersects, stimulating experiences that are unfamiliar both to science and the visual arts.” -Anna Davis, curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Joyce Hinterding began working with metals as a jeweler before moving into sculpture and working with the electromagnetic landscape. She has spent more than 25 years working with conducive materials, building antenna and creating graphite drawings for listening to the electromagnetic field. After an early practice in Color Field Painting, David Haines turned to video, photography and sound and more recently fragrances composition. They maintain independent practices and also collaborate on large-scale art works often with the focus on revealing the unseen and the unheard. These works often combine Hinterding’s investigation into energetic forces and Haines’ concern with the intersection of hallucination and the environment.

David Haines and Joyce Hinterding, live and work in the Blue Mountains of Australia. They maintain independent practices and also collaborate on large-scale art works that explore diverse subject matter, often with a focus on revealing the unseen and the unheard. These works often incorporate Joyce’s investigations into energetic forces and David’s concern with the intersection of hallucination and the environment. Their recent work with gaming technologies produced Monocline, White cube and the The Outlands, an interactive projection work that won the Anne Landa Award for Video and New Media Arts, Art Gallery of NSW, (2011). These works invite visitors to take control and conduct their own voyage through digital and sonic environments of virtual forests, islands and futuristic interiors. David and Joyce have a long standing engagement with sound in installation and performance.      http://www.haineshinterding.net/collaborations/