Nikki Sheth

TransArts/Die Angewandte x Sonic Territories // Curated by Richard Eigner

01 -04 Juli 2021
Eva-Maria-Mazzucco Platz 2, 1220 Wien

Daily 3pm – 8pm / Täglich 15-20 Uhr
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Guided Tours: Daily 5pm / Täglich 17 Uhr



Nocturnal Insights uses recordings of crepuscular and nocturnal wildlife across locations in Hertfordshire, Birmingham and Dorset in order to document and bring awareness to habits and patterns in the behaviour of nocturnal wildlife in the UK and to capture sounds that are usually unheard throughout the night. It evokes a sense of darkness, loneliness and at times, a melancholic state, reflecting the effects of extinction, light pollution and the man-made world on the natural environment and ecosystem. Be transported to a sonic world of Daubenton, Pipistrelle and rare Greater Horseshoe bats using echolocation to hunt at dusk and into the night, sika deer calling out into a vast landscape in complete darkness and the rhythmic behaviour of crickets and tawny owls. 

Originally commissioned for the Land Lines Project at The University of Leeds. 

Nikki Sheth is a sound artist based in Birmingham, UK. She uses field recordings to produce site-specific soundscape works. Her practice involves extensive field recording, multi-channel soundscape composition, working with ambisonics, working collaboratively to produce multimedia installations and augmented reality soundwalks. She has been on field recording residencies around the world including in Finland, South Africa, France and the UK and has been commissioned for sound works for Artefact Gallery, Ten Acres of Sound, Return to Nature Festival and The Barber Institute of Fine Arts. Her installation and sound works have been presented internationally. In 2020 she was awarded a Sound and Music award and was nominated for the Phonurgia Nova Awards in the soundscape category. She has been teaching Studio Composition at The University of Birmingham since 2017 and is a member of Birmingham based sound collective SOUNDkitchen.

Picture: © Nikki Sheth