Latitude 31° 57’ 21.312” S Longitude 115° 48’ 13.41” E
the wellness machine is a 6.5+ ton structure made from the salvaged universal beams and centre drum of the deconstructed non denominational chapel from the shenton park rehabilitation hospital site for retasking on the montario quarter redevelopment.
the area of the wellness machine has an app via wifi to play episodes, directed by sohan ariel hayes, that include: history of the area, accounts of life at the rehabilitation hospital and the narrative of the wellness machine.
synapse is a woven 9.4 x 3.64 metre sculpture suspended by 5 tethers in the atrium of Ngoolark building 34, ECU Campus Joondalup. It is lit by digital projection in collaboration with Sohan Hayes [CIA studios]. The theme of synapse is crossdisciplinarity with a visual manifestation of neural pathways and connections with light paths generated from data derived from the University Library.
The artwork is a collaboration between the sculptor and the media artist working in conjunction with the project team led by Libby Guj [jcy].
In Greek mythology, Proteus had the power to know but would assume different shapes to evade giving out answers. The Proteaceae family contains the Banksia and Hakea genus and is named after this idea of changing shape [protean], since the leaf forms differ between juvenile and mature.
The artwork presents a changing Proteus to capture the nature of knowledge and the work of the Science Centre: A solid pod with glass lenses, a wire frame of woven stainless steel and a form made of mist. The diverse pieces are set out on that section of the phylogeny chart that maps the Proteaceae family. The chart is inlayed in the Marri floor and extends out into the courtyard to the mist piece.
For the visitor, the artwork encourages investigation and to experience the feeling of discovery when the story of Proteus, the interrelationship between the objects and the phylogeny chart is revealed. For the occupants the artwork places Proteus in residence – someone who knows that in an unknown state the known is within and for you to expect discovery.
western australian conservation science centre artwork department of environment and conservation + ferguson architects
book design perth publication design perth artist digital printing perth western australia
The Indian Ocean Drive opened in September 2010 and with it, it opened the wedge settlement to the observer effect – which refers to changes that observation will make on the phenomenon being observed. These images are a survey of shacks and the environment of the unique wedge habitat. The wedge night images were shot during one full and two blue moons in the winter of 2012.
The supermoon [ lunar perigee or perigee syzygy moon ] occurs once every 412 days, or so, when its orbit brings it closest to the earth [ 356,953 km ]. When it coincides with a full moon it is called a super perigee moon. On 5 may 2012 we shot rottnest with a 14% larger and 30% brighter moon.
people who were there:
kevin burnett paul dennis pauline franklyn ursula shaw karen snowball tom vanderveen stump
glass manifesto + stusha studio worked on the proteus project in 2010. In 2011 glass manifesto deconstructed the cleaver street studio. Images of constructions and the deconstruction documents that period of time.
glass manifesto cleaver street is available for preview on blurb: