On Ambience(s), Decolonising Catastrophes and the Timbre of Bodies, 2019

20 minutes, analogue tape, digital stereo sound



Eco Media Symposium: Thinking & Making the Climate Catastrophe

THE Garden Building, RMIT, NAARM, AUS

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