Augustine Leudar is a sound artist specialising in 3d soundart, audio holograms, and sonic illusions, Augustine creates immersive installations that surprise, mislead, and delight audiences. Characterised by a surreal sense of humour, he creates new worlds and augmented realities through hidden speakers, concealed microphones, and mischievous intent, turning any space into anywhere, from the smallest nook to entire woodland expanses. In 2010, Augustine delivered the world’s largest walk-through multichannel sound installation at the Eden Project in Cornwall. Called ‘Biomes at Night,’ it covered over 4 acres of indoor rainforest. Augustine’s work has been exhibited and performed internationally. He has appeared at the National Gallery of the Czech Republic, AriaArt Gallery in Florence, as well as venues in Peru, Bolivia and across the UK and Ireland. A permanent installation, created with Wireless Mystery Theatre, is on display in the Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh, Northern Ireland. He enjoys site-specific work, and in 2013 he worked with Glastonbury’s Shangri-La to create a dreamlike and immersive sound environment in the “Alleys” that covered several acres . He has also collaborated with various theatre companies to produce works everywhere from public parks to abandoned swimming pools. Augustine has received airplay on BBC Radio 1 (John Peel), the BBC2 Arts Show , and BBC Radio Ulster and is also host of the acclaimed experimental music radio show ‘Through the Looking Glass.’ Currently based in Ireland Augustine conducts research into complex electronic signals in plants and “spatial audio” at the Sonic Arts Research Centre at Queen’s University Belfast. As a result recent work has focused on making tangible unseen processes in the biosphere such as communication across tree roots . In 2014 “Garden of membranes” created a miniature multichannel sound installation in a Bonsai forest in Bolivia and month later an exhibition an audio hologram sonified an electrical signals in a garden in Rio de Janeiro. Augustine is currently in the Amazon, where he has spent 8 years out of the last 14, investigating the idea that the sounds of the tropical forest are a type of code, and that chemical and electrical signaling in plants form part of a larger information matrix ,a type a of giant fax machine, perhaps indicative of some kind of intelligence.