Mark Brown is a Sydney based sound, installation and photo media artist exploring the phenomenology of space, architecture and acoustic atmospherics. Brown's practise has evolved into a poetic response to site, critiquing the history and function of architecture by documenting and making manifest unseen and unheard phenomena in space.
Selected recent sound installation projects were exhibited at Headland curated by Caleb K and Scott Donovan at ICAN (2008), Peloton Gallery (2007), Tin Sheds Gallery (2007) and CONICAL Inc, Melbourne (2005). Previous key installations were exhibited at Artspace (2002, 1997) and First Draft Gallery (1995, 1994). Brown also co-developed and toured Portasonde, a mobile surround sound field unit for dLux Media Arts at Electrofringe, Newcastle (2003).
Since the early 90s Brown has performed with collaborator Ian Randall in sound duo Contrail, including METAKLANG, an exhibition and performance series curated by Mark Brown at RMIT Gallery, Melbourne (2003), Impermanent Audio and Waveform (2001). Most recently he collaborated with David O’Donoghue for the Sound Series, CONICAL Inc, Melbourne (2007).