By Raewyn Turner
This work was an installation and a simultaneous performance of the real and the interpreted domains of military technology and the globalised commercial interests of the fragrance and flavour industry.
'Making Sense of No Body' is a Masters research project supported by Colab investigating the destabilization of the body with the screen image.
The work focuses on the disruption of the body's sensing system as it is reorganized through encounters with the digital image. Reconfiguring the balance of the sensory system through the intersection of the screen/body destabilizes the body's conventional modes of proprioception and spatial orientation.
By Ross Brannigan Holding the Digital Mirror up to Nature is an experimental theatre piece. Ross Brannigan, an experienced professional actor and lecturer in digital media and performance at AUT University has devised a short compilation of Shakespearian scenes for this one man show. Interactive video and sensor-based live animation are added to the toolset in this practice as research exploration of craft.
By Nicholas Konings
This project visually explores the idea of identity as a fictional narrative in relation to notions of telepresence, virtual reality and psychoanalysis. It aims to destabilise existing preconceptions of identity and narrative, and encourage self-reflection.
The research investigates the potential for collaborative reconstruction of a participant's self-image, observed from the point of view of an 'other', to engage self-reflection and communicate the idea of identity as a fictional narrative. The hypothesis is that dialogic co-construction of a user's avatar between that user and an interactive system can test this. Projection technology will be employed to reflect distorting, ego-disruptive mirror-images within simulated digital environments.
By Raewyn Turner
A multi-sensory experience, this installation combined the aroma of chocolate with a video of the
gestural translation of the music of Brahms Hungarian Dances No.10, displaying the
similar expressions of sorrow and joy we experience with music, gesture and
By Raewyn Turner
Raewyn Turner's short film Lucky begins with the filmmaker's heartfelt wish to create a magic potion for 'luck'. She asks herself, "Can I find a way to influence chance"? What follows is a charming, whimsical, funny and at times astounding journey to discover a contemporary talisman that can be artfully bottled and procured by everyone to banish the experience of losing... forever.
TradeAir establishes a real time link between gallery visitors and the artist in his Auckland studio allowing for the collaborative inflation of rubber forms located in situ at Artspace. The work extends concepts surrounding recent projects by Charlton in which form is proposed as a time-based medium contingent upon viewer interaction
Electrosmog: International Festival for Sustainable Immobility
A global conference for homebodies. The irony of people jetting around the world to discuss sustainability and the environment is obvious but the recent international festival on the topic enabled people to attend without having to travel.
Australian robotics artist Wade Marynowsky’s November 2010 residency at AUT supported by CoLab and the ST PAUL St Gallery involved the creation of a new work, facilitated by the CoLab Interactive suite, for his exhibition Bricolage Disco at the ST PAUL St Gallery.