Nigel Helyer - Chant
  Year :   2002
  Location :   Australia
  Worktype :   Sound Sculpture and Temporary Installation
  Materials:   -
  Info :   Biennale of Electronic Arts, Perth, Western Australia

  Work Details  
  The essence of all beings is earth, The essence of earth is water, The essence of water are plants, The essence of plants is man, The essence of man is speech, The essence of speech is sacred knowledge, The essence of sacred knowledge is word and sound, The essence of word and sound is OM The Upanishads Nigel Helyerís ëpluri-disciplinaryí practice forms a kind of sonic-architecture - utilising space, sound and installation components to create experiential environments. In Chant the sound of chanting quietly permeates the space as the Buddhas repeat the Tibetan Buddhist mantra ëOm Mani Padme Humí in an endless loop and perfectly in sync. Chant effectively transforms the cool classical architecture of the Gallery from being a temple to the arts to being a temple for spiritual pursuits.