Light Reading Issue 6 is all about two new public artworks we've been working on: a 3-screen video installation for the Chippendale New World Art Prize and a 9 metre watercolour pillar for the City of Sydney at Green Square.
As always, you can find documentation of all our new projects here on our website.
Chippendale New World Art Prize
We are very excited to have won the 2016 Chippendale New World Art Prize with our work Dyeing Breath.
The Artwork is a three-screen video installation comprising of an iPad interface and a C++ app. The program warps 360-degree video footage that we shot with a 6 camera Go-Pro rig.
In response to the Prize's 2016 theme of spirit, Dyeing Breath is an unveiling of our environment's ever-present spirit.
If you missed the exhibition at The Old Rum Store in Chippendale, you can check out a video and WebGL version of the program here.
In other exciting news, High Water has been selected as a permanent public artwork to activate to the new Green Square town centre in Sydney.
Scheduled to be installed in the public plaza outside the library in early 2018, the artwork is a 9 metre two-sided blade with high resolution LED screens which will graphically interpret local weather patterns and tidal information. Using integrated sensors and live data feeds, the artwork will display real-time data of local weather patterns and tidal information.
The blade's program will be created using a mixed style of hand-created watercolours and generative art - computer produced patterns designed by our team that constantly transform in relation to linked live data. In this generative watercolour, the weather system will ultimately take on the daily role of creator.
Watery blues at the tower base will rise and fall with the tidal patterns of the hour. The skies above will shift in pattern and colour depending on the sun's position, temperature and wind directions.
A complementary web app will allow visitors to understand the data, colours and patterns in real time and see visual summaries of local environmental conditions over the day, week and year.
You can check out our video here. We look forward to keeping you updated as the project progresses.