Um chorus consists of 33 local contemporary artists discussing their inspiration with the resulting soundtracks edited to include only their ums or other pause-for-thought noises amongst quiet space, in real time (as it was actually spoken). The tracks are heard on top of each other as a full-blown chorus, a simultaneous orchestral collection of thought, of Tasmanian contemporary artists thinking about their inspiration.
Cath Robinson is a sound and installation artist based in Hobart, Tasmania. Robinson’s practice explores vulnerable moments of reflection; ums, ahs, pauses and punctuation, the “in between space”, the impossible hiatus between the private processes of thought and the abstraction of language and art. Robinson’s recent group exhibitions include Ghost Hunters, Plimsol Gallery, Hobart 2013; Wonderland: Contemporary Art from Australia, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan 2012. Solo exhibitions include A Composition of Ideas: Reflective Space for the Player Piano, MONA, Hobart 2011; Thought noise wave form preludes, Firstdraft, Sydney 2011; Shotgun, CAST Gallery, Hobart 2010.