Biennale of Sydney

David Haines & Joyce Hinterding

David Haines & Joyce Hinterding, Earth Star, 2008, HD video projection, live sound from custom VLF antennas, graphite and polyethylene coated copper wire, audio filters, mixing desk, powered stereo speakers, 2 x ozone fragrances, Peltier refrigeration units, glass containers, dimensions variable. Installation view for ‘Energies: Haines & Hinterding’, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhatu, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2016. Courtesy the artists and Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney. Photograph: John Collie.
David Haines & Joyce Hinterding, Geology, 2015, real-time 3D environment, 2 projections, game engine, motion sensor, spatial 3D audio, dimensions variable. Installation view for ‘Energies: Haines & Hinterding’, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhatu, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2016. Commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Supported by Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhatu, Christchurch, New Zealand. Courtesy the artists and Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney. Photograph: John Collie.
David Haines & Joyce Hinterding, Starlight Driver: Cloudbuster Number Four: Orgone Energy Cloud Engineering Device, 2012, anodised aluminium, irrigation piping, water pump, dimensions variable. Installation view for ‘Energies: Haines & Hinterding’, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhatu, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2016. Courtesy the artists and Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney. Photograph: John Collie.

David Haines & Joyce Hinterding

David Haines

Born 1966 in London, England
Lives on Darug and Gundungurra land (Blue Mountains, Australia)

Joyce Hinterding

Born 1958 in Melbourne, Australia
Lives on Darug and Gundungurra land (Blue Mountains, Australia)


David Haines and Joyce Hinterding live and work in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Australia and work both collaboratively and independently. Their solo and collaborative practices span various media from large-scale immersive video installation and experimental audio works for performance to discrete objects, images and aroma compositions. They often combine mediums with a concern for energies and the intersection between hallucination and the landscape, incorporating sound, installation, video, performance, sculpture, photography, drawing and computer game technologies.