Dr Josh Wodak: ISEA Bright Future (Archangle Assemblages)

  • ©, Dr Josh Wodak, ISEA Bright Future (Archangle Assemblages)

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    ISEA Bright Future (Archangle Assemblages)

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    Cooperate to pedal a tune … participants on five custom-modified stationary bicycles generate audiovisual rhythms, actively ‘playing’ the work as an instrument. Through communal electricity generation, the work explores embodied energy, ecological sustainability and cooperation in biological organisms. Powered solely by participants’ pedalling, it also references biomimesis of bioluminescence in fireflies, as they synchronise their flashing. The title, pronounced ‘I See A Bright Future’, references the role of cooperation and negotiation in producing a future that will be dominated by how ‘brightness’ (ie. lights/energy) is produced. ISEA Bright Future is an Archangle Assemblage, commissioned by ISEA2013, produced through artist residencies at SCANZ: 3rd Nature and Parramatta Artist Studios, and supported by ISEA2013, Parramatta City Council and ARTcycle.
    Curated by the College of Fine Arts, UNSW and the City of Sydney.
    isea.arch-angle.net

    Concept, Artistic Director, Lighting Design, Sound Design, Production Manager: Josh Wodak.  Creative Producer: Carli Leimbach. Associate Producer: Greer Allen. Mechatronics Engineer, Systems Designer, Fabricator: Rohan Story. Interaction Incubator, Production Assistant: Grant Moxom. Consultant Electrical Engineer and Programmer: Andrew Hornblow


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