So far sonar

‘So far sonar’ is a new performance work created by Patricia Wood, with sound artist Alexandra Spence in collaboration with Future Makers.

Together we map the topography of the ephemeral, exploring SINE waves, vibrations, whirlies and radial signals. We find the resonant frequency of the space from which a sonic landscape can grow, working with the body to bring care and attention to what may be difficult to see but tangible to feel.


The Granville Centre Gallery
2A Memorial Drive, Granville

Sunday 11 December 2022
12pm and 2pm


Patricia Wood – choreographer

Patricia Wood is a dancer, choreographer and performer living and working on Gadigal Land. 

Her choreographic research focuses on the embodied practice of transmission, ephemerality and memory. Her work takes multiple forms, including performance, film, radio transmission and text. 

She has received support from Omeo Dance, Bundanon Trust, Critical Path, Wysing Art Centre, Tasdance, Frontyard, DirtyFeet, ReadyMade Works, PACT, Sydney University, Ausdance NSW and Brand X. 

Patricia has developed a number of short works ‘11 Steps’ (2012), ‘a re-enactment’ (2015), ‘Trish & Trisha 1’ (2016), ‘Economy of a Gesture’ (2017) ‘Dance Pirate Radio – Telepathic Democracy’ (2018),‘Transmission Solo’ (2019) and ‘Float On’ (2020).

Patricia has collaborated with visual artist Laura Hindmarsh on ‘Long Distance Accumulation’ (2017) for the Keir Choreographic Award and Runway, and with composer Benedict Eris Carey, ‘Motherese’ (2019) for HFMT Hamburg, and ‘Three Body Phasing’ (2020-2021) Critical Path and Sydney Dance Company pre-professional year. 

Patricia works regularly with and for others, including Mette Edvardsen, Eszter Salamon, Rosalind Crisp, Angela Goh, Dean Walsh, Ivey Wawn, Victoria Hunt, Rhiannon Newton, Rochelle Haley, Lee Serle, Tino Seghal, Cleo Mees, Anna Halprin and Stan’s Cafe, among others.

Patricia received a Masters of Research from Macquarie University (2016), was a board member for Critical Path (2018-2020), managed artist run space, ReadyMade Works (2017-2019) and is a teaching artist with Sydney Dance Company (2016-2022). 

Patricia’s writing has been published in UnMagazine and Critical Dialogues.


Alexandra Spence – sound artist

Alexandra Spence is a sound artist and musician living on unceded Wangal land in Sydney, Australia.

Through her practice Alex attempts to reimagine the intricate relationships between the listener, the object, and the surrounding environment as a kind of communion or conversation. Her aesthetic favours field recordings, analogue technologies and object interventions.

Alex has presented her art and music in Australia, Asia, Europe, and North America including BBC Radio; Ausland, Berlin; Café Oto, London; EMS, Stockholm; Punkt Festival, Kristiansand; Standards Studio, Milan; ABSalon, Brussels; Radiophrenia, Glasgow; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; Sound Forms Festival, Hong Kong; MONO, Brisbane; The Substation, Melbourne; Soft Centre, and Liveworks Festival, with Liquid Architecture, Sydney. 

She has released her music with labels Room40, Longform Editions, More Mars (w. MP Hopkins) and Canti Magnetici, and has a recent release with Mappa.

She holds the belief that electricity might actually be magic.


Photo credit: Alex Karaconji

This project has been supported by Cumberland City Council