A short documentary about Troy Innocent, a 2018 Melbourne Art Trams artist.
This artwork makes one of Melbourne’s trams playable—literally. While the geometric imagery is an artwork in itself, an augmented reality app reveals another layer of animation and sound when the passing tram is viewed from the camera of a phone. This plays a musical score generated by the app as it detects fragments of the design.
Playable cities connect people and place, appropriating urban environments and infrastructure—such as the Melbourne tram—through playful takeover, changing and renegotiating its meaning. Playful citizens see their town or city in a new way, feeling a new sense of connection, and sensing new ways it could be.
Also don’t forget to download the app – Accelerando (Ludea) to play with TRAM 96 (ID 5106 ) as part of Melbourne International Games Week (@GamesWeekMelbs). 20-28 Oct 2018 #MIGW18
From the dreaded black plague to flu epidemics of the 21st century, Melbourne continues to encounter the spread of disease across the globe. This illuminating exhibition shows the ways disease visits the people and places in Melbourne’s past, present and future.
Like visitors, diseases come and go, while some stay and live among us. Whether having arrived by 19th-century sailing clipper or a contemporary A380 aircraft, diseases that visit Melbourne always cause fear and can impact with devastating consequences.
A selection of diseases is featured as totemic personalities, presented as translucent cylinders hung from above and lit from within. These unsettling totems also serve as beacons, illuminating the places and people encountering disease.
With a growing urban population, protection from mass infections cannot be taken for granted.
Despite its First World medical facilities and most liveable status, can Melbourne’s diseased past be a guide to the city’s future?
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Globelight 2016 Biennale :: Energy As Light :: Melbourne, Australia
Call for light-based works closes 30 November for exhibition in August 2016
Globelight is a program of events and exhibitions showcasing new talent in light art and design. It aims to facilitate the further development of light as an art form by showcasing the diverse approaches of light as a means of communication and self-expression. Australian and International artists and designers are invited to submit proposals for light-based works in any format, including object-based, installation, photography, projection and video.
Source: Globelight Inc.