'a possible island' at University of Tasmania Grad Show 2022
'a possible island' at University of Tasmania Grad Show 2022
'a possible island' conceptual rendering
'a possible island' conceptual rendering
'a possible island' is an immersive and interactive installation mediating the dynamic relations between the island of lutruwita/Tasmania and its inhabitants. The multi-sensory experience challenges the long-standing assumption of the island as a spatially bounded reality and illustrates the island characteristics' complexity and instability within a relational network. The reciprocal interplay between spectators and the responsive fluid environment fosters an affective dimension to the enclosed space, examining how an island is constructed by islanders' practices physically and conceptually.
The body of work comprises a complex system of real-time generative motion graphics and sounds with human-computer interfaces. Between two opposite screens floating in the dark, thousands of particles gently glide from one to the other, suggesting a flow running through the space. When entering the invisible 'island', the spectators affect the globules' activities and create a new cosmic dance through bodily movements. The line between the island, its inhabitants and surroundings becomes indistinct and ambiguous, which can only be mapped and revealed through a collective performance. The nature of generative and interactive art facilitates forming multi-layered island phenomena with unlimited possibilities, proposing new approaches to interpreting the island beyond its material condition.

Adam Hsieh (concept development/art direction/production)
Projectors, speakers, motion sensors, computers with custom software
Hatched: National Graduate Show (2023). Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Boorloo/Perth, Australia. 12 May - 23 July 2023.
Grad Show (2022). Centre for the Arts, University of Tasmania, nipaluna/Hobart, Australia. 4 - 12 Nov 2022.
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