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Drowning By Numbers: mapping four seasons at one location


Walch, MB, Drowning By Numbers: mapping four seasons at one location, Hobart City Art Prize - winner, two-dimensional fine art category, Hobart City Council, Hobart, Tasmania (2008) [Award]


Drowning by Numbers inverts this process, and instead uses the language of mapping (Eastings and Northings from GPS tracking of exploratory wanderings in an area), to re-create images of that specific place, as it has changed over a period of eighteen months. The area depicted is a drowned river valley above a Hydro dam on the Upper Derwent. The lake supply level varies seasonally according to rainfall and electricity usage, alternately draining and drowning the land. The art-work is constantly being generated by a computer program written in an open source java programming environment called "Processing". Thus the program builds each image differently every time, whilst also changing the overall order of the images."

Item Details

Item Type:Award
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Screen and digital media
Research Field:Digital and electronic media art
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:Walch, MB (Dr Martin Walch)
ID Code:56759
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Art (Hobart)
Deposited On:2009-05-27
Last Modified:2021-02-23

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