Brisbane design firm The Buchan Group has successfully summoned a ghostly figure from the waters during Vivid Sydney 2012 (May 25 to June 11). Before anyone goes running and screaming for an exorcist, here is a little something you should know. This giant of a ghost is, in fact, a subaquatic light sculpture called “sub|version” created with projection mapping. Here is some more information about the work:
The piece is an innovative mapped water projection, and can be seen near the northern Overseas Passenger Terminal tower. The installation extends the virtual performance into the waters of the Quay itself and features elements usually found only on land, including high-contrast people and scenes submerged in symmetry with the spectators. A spotlight reveals forms, figures and patterns hidden in the depths.
This video art contains a collection of works by Australian artists.
Shaun Gladwell is one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists. Gladwell is pictured below, in front of his video art, Broken Dance (Beatboxed), which will show at the Art of New South Wales in Sydney from the 23rd of August to the 21st of October. The artist will appear at the Gallery to discuss his method on the 1st of September.
Artist belongs to the Kuuku ‘Ya’u group (born in 1981).
Synthetic polymer paint on canvas. 170.3 x 280.5 cm.
This tough work by Samantha Hobson hits out against the problem of domestic violence and alcohol abuse, which effects the lives of young women in Lockhart River community, as the artist explains in her statement about the work.
Synthetic polymer paint on canvas. 79.8 x 78.8 cm.
Via National Gallery of Victoria:
Kaningarra is the name of an outcrop of hilly, rocky country, near the top of the Canning Stock Route, west of Balgo.
Eubena has painted this country during a time of conflict, when a cheeky (dangerous) man called Yalpuru was burning it. He was lighting fires all the way along the Canning Stock Route, frightening people.
This upcoming show by the Sydney Dance Company is exciting. They have co-commissioned four works by Australian women choreographers:
Dream Lucid by Melbournian Stephanie Lake uses form, colour and magnetism to explore the flux between chaos and control. In Fanatic, Adelaide’s Larissa McGowan uses humour and superb physical expression to investigate what happens when Alien and Predator movie fans vent via YouTube. Desire, by Brisbane-based Lisa Wilson, explores a range of responses from emotional connection to aggressive sparks, and yield, by Sydney Dance Company’s Emily Amisano, considers how we come to know people through their actions, responses and boundaries.
The show is on at the Sydney Opera House, Playhouse from 20 August to 2 September 2012.