what an amazing venue to have as a canvas. The Art
Gallery of Western Australia is one of the best examples
of Modernist architecture in WA. Lots of white walls,
a sweeping, majestic spiral glass and chrome staircase
in the middle of the concourse, and three stories of space
to work with. We couldn't ask for a more exciting venue
for projection art - although it will always be hard to
match the Andalusian Centre for
Contemporary Art :)
artistic director, Neill Gladwin, wanted us to create
a video installation piece for the entry area, where guests
walked through the Art Gallery between the Awards (which
were in a Marquee in the Car Park) and the performances
(which were in the main Art Gallery Concourse).
created the textures using our Video Painting techniques,
and Neill created the word animations using Keynote on
his Mac. We then blended the two together to make a work
that we then authored to DVD and called "WABAPA words".
As with our live performance, we used the music of Audio
got to VJ to all of the artistic acts of the evening.
Some parts we did much better than others - in particular
I think we did very well with the acts who'd supplied
their music beforehand so we could plan what would go
well with their performance. We also did a considerable
amount of live-feed to the screens, overlaid with abstract
'video painting' type imagery to be in keeping with the
venue (the Art Gallery of WA) and the themes of the event,
"connect, create, inspire, innovate".
who hired us a portable 12' screen for back-projection
and a short-throw lens for our VPL-FX50, were great to
work with. The sound guy from AAA
Productions was very friendly and professional as
well. We'd be very happy to work with Austage and AAA
"WABAPA words" video installation - our textures,
Neill Galdwin's words.