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Bleach, L, Underground, Contemporary Art Tasmania (2015) [Published Creative Work]

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Abstract

Underground presented a simple arc wall comprised of rammed, re-cycled crushed concrete. The architectonic form contained two earthmover inner tubes, carefully embedded in the friable mass, and connected via hoses to an air compressor. Underground sourced global seismic data from live web-based monitoring streams, as well as local ‘vibrations’ pertaining to human activity collected within the gallery administration and public spaces. The two streams of vibrational data were translated to electronic impulses, triggering the air compressor to release air and inflate the corresponding inner tube. Contingent on the intensity and duration of the local or global live seismic events, the inner tubes distorted within their rammed material constraints, shifting and destabilising the overall form, triggering a process of destruction over the course of the exhibition.

Item Details

Item Type:Published Creative Work
Keywords:installation, ecology, ethics, Anthropocene
Research Division:Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual Arts and Crafts
Research Field:Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Arts and Leisure
Objective Field:The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
Author:Bleach, L (Ms Lucy Bleach)
ID Code:120737
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Office of the School of TCOTA
Deposited On:2017-08-30
Last Modified:2017-11-15
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