Posts Tagged ‘nature’
|11 October , 2012 7:00 pm||to||27 October , 2012 12:00 am|
Presented by Experimenta in association with Melbourne Festival
Yandell Walton (Australia)
IN A QUIET SIDE STREET, IN THE HEART OF THE CBD, A LITTLE PIECE OF THE CONCRETE JUNGLE HAS BEEN RECLAIMED BY THE WILD. BUT THIS DELICATE NEW GROWTH, VULNERABLE AND EPHEMERAL, CANNOT SURVIVE OUR DESTRUCTIVE TOUCH.
Accomplished projection installation artist Yandell Walton has collaborated with animator Tobias J Edwards and software developer Jayson Haebich to bring Festival-goers a spectacular new interactive artwork.
Mapping the contours of an urban laneway, Walton repurposes it as a canvas for a series of vibrantly animated projections, creating a paradise of verdant growth. Flowering vines twine up pipes, moss and ferns spread across the walls, while vividly coloured butterflies alight on window ledges.
An echo of ages before human inhabitation, the scene entices viewers to move closer: an approach that sees the new life wither and slowly die, destroyed by the human presence, only to be renewed once more in a riot of foliage and motion as viewers move away.
Make the discovery of this remarkable loop of growth and decay, a visual arts gem hidden amid Melbourne’s secluded backstreets and laneways.