• Luke Shaw

(Re)Calling Home is an audio work presented in Te Tuhi's Speaker Space by Ōtautahi Christchurch based artist and musician Luke Shaw.

(Re)Calling Home references sunlight-reflected Morse-code messages sent between Shaw's grandparents in the 1960's, when his grandfather was working on the construction of the Sugarloaf Communication Tower on the Port Hills southeast of Ōtautahi Christchurch and his grandmother was at the family home in Aranui.

Following conversations Shaw had with his mother, he transcribed her memories of her parents' Morse-code communication and etched this transcribed text into the soundtrack of a 16mm film eel. Running these typographic forms through the optical sound unit of a 16mm projector, Luke Shaw transforms this text into an abstract sound.

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  • 13 Reeves Road
  • Pakuranga
  • Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland 2010