IT’S amazing what you’ll hear in Dean Street when you really stop to listen.
Joshua Salisbury-Carter will attest to that.
The Border artist discovered a whole new side to Albury’s main street recently, all by following his ears.
Weeks spent as the self-described “creepy guy you might have seen walking around recording everything” along the city’s iconic street have culminated into an immersive soundscape.
Titled My Town’s Beating Heart, the aural work forms part of a new exhibition at the Albury Library Museum called Doing A Deanie, which pays tribute to the humble main drag.
Salisbury-Carter joined three other artists in sharing interpretations of “doing a Deanie”.
For him, it’s a traffic-whirring, horn-honking, phone-ringing, barista-shouting, coffee-cup-clanking assault of the ears.
“There are all these sounds you never really think about,” he said.
“Like the clock in the post office bell tower, I’d never really heard it before until I was actually listening.”
His work is shown with photography, drawing, mixed media and two short films.
One is documentary in style and the other an imagined “disaster film” of the street’s abandoned second-storey facades.
Doing a Deanie shows until December 8.