9-19 SEPTEMBER 2014


Eric Demetriou, Vincent Giles and Nigel Tan
Curated by Aneta Trajkoski


Troika presents three sound installation projects by artists Eric Demetriou, Vincent Giles, and Nigel Tan. Each work adopts sound as a material to explore spatial, aural, and temporal parameters of locales within the University’s Parkville Campus.

Eric Demetriou’s sound-based kinetic sculpture flirts with conceptual and practical notions of noise. Demetriou’s work mischievously employs the anarchic gesture of noise as aural excess, as a site for sonic exploration.

Vincent Giles’s sound installation, The Great Unhearing, responds to the iconic System Garden on the University’s Parkville campus. Giles’s installation transforms the System Garden Tower into a resonating space that is responsive to the garden surroundings and the tower itself.

Composer Nigel Tan’s audio-visual installation #30 is a collaborative project that informs an unorthodox connection between sound and video.


The Closing Event on Thursday 18th September 2014 will feature experimental sound performances as part of the exhibition.

Eric Demetriou completed a Master of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in 2013; is the 2013 Linden Art Prize recipient; and exhibited at Gertrude Contemporary, West Space, CAST, Seventh Gallery, Bus Projects and Substation.

Vincent Giles is a sound artist, composer, PhD Candidate at the VCA, and the Co-Founder of the Tilde New Music Mini Festival. Giles has exhibited at Portland Upwelling Festival 2013, and published a number of peer-reviewed scores and releases.

Nigel Tan is composer, sound and video artist completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Contemporary Music at the VCA, and has exhibited at Resonating Spaces 5, Ian Potter Museum of Art 2013, and other projects in Melbourne and Singapore.

Aneta Trajkoski is an emerging curator, writer, and PhD Candidate (Art History) at the University of Melbourne.

 Visit the GPG Flickr page for more installation photos.

IMAGE: Troika, installation detail, 2014