Burns Lane Cloud

Interactive public art installation, 2021

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The Singleton Council initiated a transformation of its city centre to become more attractive for pedestrians. Consequently, the city decided to close Burns Lane, a narrow road connecting its old town centre with its modern shopping centre. However, blocking car traffic at Burns Lane polarising its citizens. A debate on the value of public spaces and the benefits of road accessibility split the community on the temporary closure of Burns Lane. 

The client brief sought a creative and interactive solution that offered citizens to benefit of the newly gained space at Burns Lane. The brief requested a Laneway Activation that engaged citizens on the location to experience its city in a different light.

To provide an inclusive experience, we proposed an interactive installation titled Burns Lane Cloud, which invited a diverse demographic to interact with our Media Balloons. Since historically, the lane was dedicated to passengers in cars, we intend to use the simple act of walking as a mechanism for interaction. To symbolise the singularity of a car passenger and the loss of valuable space in Burns Lane for people to walk, we used latex balloons whose dimensions match the volume of the human body. 

The balloons were elevated three metres about the laneway, equipment with LED and proximity sensors that automatically switched from vibrant green to blue as citizens steps below the Cloud, visualising the collective movement of the community. The tracing of peoples paths was visible as vibrant blue balloons temporary ignited.

Human vs Machine 

Prototype installation, 2020 

The prototype interrogates how interaction and the play with aesthetics can prevent Artificial Intelligence from detecting our biometric data.

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Selfie Flaneur 


Prototype Installation, 2018

The Selfie Flaneur project  is enticing participants to explore the corriolation of artificial intelligence and artistic intelligence.
A photographic installation intending to emulate serendipity in an online environment. 

 

Selfie Factory 

Prototype Installation, 2017

The ‘#selfiefactory’ is an experimental art installation creating a temporary visual experience of online behaviour. 

 

The installation offers a tangible experience to explore the scale and quality of online data uploaded in the present. It will utilise the real-time stream of Instagram (#selfie) data and print a collection of the most recent images uploaded onto receipt paper.

 This taxonomy of the online self-portrait (#selfie) is an investigation into the experienced divide of online spaces and physical places, the division of an individual experience and the collective experience of our telematic world.


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 Watt Space Gallery, 2016

The ‘#selfiefactory’ is an automated installation running for 24 hours. The audience is able to explore the taxonomy while the images are printed. 

People in Melbounre and around the
globe are invited to contribute their digital self-portrait (#selfie) to become part of
the ‘#selfiefactory.'

Selfie Factory at Testing Grounds Melbourne, 2016

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Selfie Factory at National Portrait Gallery, 2017

Talk To Me 

Photography Publication, 2017 

The social transformation through technological innovation in urban space is what shapes today's life in cities.

Imagining the actual scale and dimension technology has on social life can be chellenging in most places. It often only becomes evident when one starts looking back. The attempt to capture, where such impact is evident can reveal an unexpacted narrative.  

The photographic typology of telegraph poles which are running along the streets of Los Angeles carry our messages on various levels. These wooden pillars are witnesses of human communication, and witnesses of social transformation. 

Waste of Time 

Photography, 2008-2016

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Tree with a view, 2014

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Brick Face, 2013

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Street parking, 2009

Boundaries 


Installation, 2013 
 

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Highway One

Publication, 2009

Rollen

Publication, 2004