Signal, Echo

Miranda Bellamy & Amanda Fauteux

8-channel audio, video, steel, kahikatea, rimu, kauri

1st February - 2nd March, 2024, The Audio Foundation, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Drawing lines through seed pods, floorboards, and fog horns, Signal, Echo traces entangled stories of vegetal displacement and material consequence.

The artists would like to thank the generous contributors and collaborators who worked with them on this exhibition including JA Kennedy (exhibition text), David Large (woodturning), Simon Lear (technical support), Chris Miller (instruments and recording), and Torben Tilly (technical and project support). Additional thanks to Sam Longmore and everyone at The Audio Foundation, as well as Pauline and John Bellamy, Kerri Reid and Tyler Brett (Sointula Art Shed), and Barb Snook.

This project is supported by The New Brunswick Arts Board.

Read the accompanying essay pdf here:

Botanical Precession, J A Kennedy

Plants in order of appearance:

Jubaea (Chilean wine palm)

Ligustrum lucidum (broad-leaf privet, Chinese privet, glossy privet, tree privet or wax-leaf privet) China

Hesperocyparis macrocarpa (Cupressus macrocarpa, or the Monterey cypress)

Eucalyptus ficifolia (red gum)

Furcraea foetida (giant cabuya, green-aloe or Mauritius-hemp)
Caribbean, South America

Pinus radiata (Monterey pine, insignis pine or radiata pine)
California, Mexico

Avicennia marina (grey mangrove or white mangrove)
South Africa

Nicandra physalodes (apple-of-Peru, shoo-fly plant, apple of Sodom, Peruvian bluebell)
South America, Peru

Senna septemtrionalis (arsenic bush)
Central America, United States, Mexico

China, Japan

Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk Island pine)
Norfolk Island

Strelitzia nicolai (wild banana or giant white bird of paradise)
South Africa

Ficus macrophylla (Moreton Bay fig or Australian banyan)

Maclura pomifera (Osage orange)
United States

Araucaria bidwillii (bunya, bunya pine, bunya-bunya)

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