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January 11, 2020 9:00AM—February 1, 2020 5:00PM • Toi Poneke Arts Centre

Amy Jean Barnett | Why is matter so intelligent, though?

Exhibition or installation

Why is matter so intelligent, though? explores the acoustic relationships between reef fish, sea urchins, snapping shrimp and other marine life forms in the Hauraki Gulf, considering the symbiotic interdependencies of these organisms through sound.

Made in collaboration with the Leigh Marine Laboratory, just north of Auckland, this multichannel sound work refers to the temporal trends and biological rhythms native to this marine environment, and asks, what can we learn from these interdependent, self-organising life history strategies?

This exhibition is the outcome of Amy Jean Barnett’s 2019-20 Toi Pōneke New Zealand School of Music Sound Art Residency.

Artist's Conversation and Closing Celebration: Friday 31 January
Conversation: 5pm
Closing Celebration: 6pm

Start time

January 11, 2020 9:00AM

End time

February 1, 2020 5:00PM


Toi Poneke Arts Centre
61 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro, Wellington


Entry is free