Jason Sweeney

  • Jason Sweeney
    Jason Sweeney
Australian sound and video artist Jason Sweeney believes that cities have long underestimated the importance of “sonic health.” He wants to create a crowd sourced map of quiet places where introverts, people with disabilities, and those who simply crave some quiet can find refuge. To read more about this recent TEDPrize City 2.0 winner, visit http://www.thecity2.org/stories/41. Jason Sweeney’s interdisciplinary practice in the last 12 years has been in the emerging, risk-taking and constantly developing fields of digital art and technology, music, sound installation, performance art, interactive community art projects, online art, experimental film and screen culture. Since 2003 he has collaborated with some of Australia’s leading performing arts companies and organisations as well as directing and creating a number of his own interactive works for the internet and participatory community engagement projects for galleries and theatre spaces. As a composer of electronic music, he has also been releasing music internationally with two bands, Panoptique Electrical and Pretty Boy Crossover, via the record label Sensory Projects. Music from the releases has since been used in short and feature films, as well numerous theatre and dance productions around the world.