My latest residency project with Noosa Library Service.
The overall goal was to get multiple artists, starting with me, to recreate their favourite places in Noosa, purely from memory. Each artist will create the location within Virtual Reality, using an application called Tilt Brush, from Google.
Once the places were all created, the goal is to incorporate all of them into a single read-only VR environment, which will have its default state as a 3D topographical map of Noosa.
My creative phase lasted for two weeks, the second two weeks would be spent guiding guest artists.
As a part of my role as Noosa Library Service’s Artist In Residence, I was called on to build an obstacle course for an indoor drone racing programme.
The people who were responsible for teaching the drone flight had specified a set of commercially-available flags, banner-gates and cubes which formed the obstacles themselves, and my job was to build the frames which held them.
The structures were built out of PVC pressure pipe, which is a useful material, in that it’s easily cut, can be glued together, but has a significant weakness – it flexes over distance, which was a problem for the cubestack, which tended to sag, given it’s flexing a lot of force through the joints at the base.
From the looks of things, I’ve build something that wasn’t widely commercially available before – a double cube stack obstacle.
BØN541 v3.0 is the third in my BØN541 series, exploring the form of bonsai trees, using recycled & salvaged materials.
This work was created to be a setpiece for the 2018 staging of Rent, the musical, by Matt Ward Entertainment, at QPAC Brisbane. It is the largest work I’ve produced so far, and is constructed primarily from corrugated plastic water pipe, which is suspended using the truss and chain from my 2012 work Reconfigure.