In May of 2015 I was a resident at Larkin Art Gallery, Tamborine Mountain, resulting in an exhibition of both completed works and interactive works in process for audience engagement and feedback.
Works shown were:
‘EpiCentre’, a projection mapping onto 3D sculpture installation. Approx 2m x 1.8m
‘ParaCentre’, a weeny projection installation. Approx 25cm x 25cm.
‘An Argument in Parallel Incompleteness: Canvas Edition’, an interactive art game that I have shown before, but using a hand-made controller in place of a keyboard.
‘A Fighter Inside’, interactive artwork using a different hand-made controller.
The hand-made controllers are painted canvases that the audience has to touch to control a digital projection. This is an attempt to play with the intersection between traditional and digital art, but it is also an attempt to play with the idea that traditionally paintings cannot be touched in a gallery setting.
These are concept tests, hence they’re simply placed on a table with cords hanging out, and hence why the paintings on the canvases aren’t particularly good! This is a step towards more interesting plays with multiple canvases as devices. The little projector used for these two pieces is my own for testing.
As part of the publicity for this piece, my work and I were filmed by the television show ‘The Great South East’, and featured in the Gold Coast Bulletin’s EyeMagazine. See my ‘publicity’ section for more.
ParaCentre is very different to other works that I’ve done. I’m interested in using pico projectors to drive work, and some of this desire is inspired by my partner, Jason Nelson, who is interested in similar things. Though in terms of content, this piece was largely meant as a joke that pokes fun at contemporary art, while being a part of it. The golden pipes have no clear reason for being a part of the work, and I was interested in projecting a phrase that sounded inspired and ephemeral, yet has no true meaning. I was interested in seeing what meanings the audience took from this piece, as I intentionally made it without meaning.
An Argument in Parallel Incompleteness: Canvas Edition:
A Fighter Inside:
The canvases in action:
More pictures from filming: