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Drowning by Numbers - Hobart City Art Prize 2008 (winner)


Walch, MB, Drowning by Numbers - Hobart City Art Prize 2008 (winner), Hobart City Council, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, 1 (2008) [Published Creative Work]

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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:Published Creative Work
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)
UTAS Author:Walch, MB (Dr Martin Walch)
ID Code:63485
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Art (Hobart)
Deposited On:2010-05-07
Last Modified:2013-01-10
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