Sound walk: Sonia Leber and David Chesworth

Sat 26 Feb 2022

This is a past program.
Meet at ACCA entrance

Join artists Sonia Leber and David Chesworth on a guided sound walk starting from the ACCA environs, culminating in a discussion of the experience of sound in public spaces, and sound in art. Sound is an elusive yet integral component of many time-based, new-media artworks. As artists with a rigorous engagement with sound, Leber and Chesworth are ideal guides in this experience of absorbing and understanding sound on a new level.

Sonia Leber and David Chesworth are known for their distinctive video, sound and architecture-based installations that are audible as much as visible. Leber and Chesworth’s works are speculative and archaeological, often involving communities and elaborated from research in places undergoing social, technological or local geological transformation. Their works emerge from the real but exist significantly in the realm of the imaginary, hinting at unseen forces and non-human perspectives.

Leber and Chesworth’s artworks have been shown in the central exhibitions of the 56th Venice Biennale: All The World’s Futures (2015) and the 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire (2014). Solo exhibitions include ‘What Listening Knows’, Messums Wiltshire, UK (2021) and ‘Architecture Makes Us: Cinematic Visions of Sonia Leber & David Chesworth’, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2018) touring to UNSW Galleries, Sydney (2019) and Griffith University Art Museum, Brisbane (2019).

A full project history can be found at