Delphin, TL, Tree Light Cycle, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 1 (2018) [Performance Practice]
|Video (MPEG) (Tree Light Cycle installation on display at Sawtooth ARI)|
‘Tree Light Cycle’ is aimed at directly at building on previous work in landscape. It takes the lights of the Salamanca Trees, as seen in ‘Life as a City Tree’ and reduces the scene to a lightbox that brings their ambience into the studio. Everything from the sound design, to the construction of the box, to the dappled leaves displayed on the wall facing the artwork adds to the expression of place projected by this work.
The use of space to display this work has been a big consideration and the size of this space is directly related the viewer’s immersion. The use of the Dark Gallery at Sawtooth ARI is intended to add to the feeling that you are there in the natural space of the work without distracting from the work. The placement in a small dark place is intended to appeal directly to multiple senses through light and sound.
The light positioning is taken directly from images of the Salamanca Trees and their urban environment. Rather than using the hard white-light of the LEDs it has been intended that the front panel diffuse the light, softening the experience to imitate the leaves in the wind as they move over the tree-lights. While this work is not a category of sound art on its own the work looks at the principles of sound design and tries to recognise the opportunities that surround sound offers within a gallery experience. Keeping the sound within a contained space, a single room, has been identified as a design requirement for this work, which has a significant aural component.
|Item Type:||Performance Practice|
|Keywords:||Photography, photomedia, digital, landscape, custom electronics, installation|
|Research Division:||Creative Arts and Writing|
|Research Group:||Visual arts|
|Research Field:||Fine arts|
|Objective Division:||Culture and Society|
|Objective Field:||The creative arts|
|UTAS Author:||Delphin, TL (Ms Tracey Delphin)|
|Year Published:||2018 (online first 2015)|
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