‘Idling Engines’: An immersive sound installation

What is music? A composition of sounds made by instruments or voices? Brisbane artist Ross Manning hopes to broaden the definition by introducing young visitors to ‘a sonic experience that is different to what they might have been taught is music’. His immersive sound installation, ‘Idling Engines’, comprises a series of suspended, low-voltage motors that…

GOMA Q: Ross Manning

Ross Manning is known for his elegant, yet playful, constructions which engage with the fundamentals of physics – matter and motion, space, time and energy. This basic construction of a ribbon and industrial fan takes on a brilliant character in motion, as the artist explains: Drag, gravity, inertia and other forces all play on the…

New Media, Light and Movement

A significant element in the creation of new media art is the artist’s exploration into the unique possibilities that are still presented in working with every day and obsolete media. Both Robin Fox and Ross Manning, two artists in the Gallery’s 2012 National New Media Art Award exhibition, have a particular interest in established technology.…