The final works were put together over the last 3 days of the residency and reworked and massaged up until the April30th, launch at GLOW consisting of;
At the front of The Arts Centre; this whimsical and humorous work introduces the UnSeenGC trail. Inspired by works from the Gallery’s recent exhibition, Made in QLD: Ode to the Souvenir, this artwork is constructed of found objects from the Gold Coast's recent history.
Inspired in colour and form by Geoffrey Ricardos’ work Longer Truths, Longer Lies, this artwork consisting of multiple three dimensional cubes, when viewed from various angles is at once, obvious in shape and totally abstracted.
Looking towards the proposed Chevron Island bridge site; a series of floating mangrove seeds form a bridge-like structure. In the past mangrove trees indicated shallower waters and good crossing points for the traveller.
Looking east from the peninsular; this spinning form montages flora and fauna of Evandale park - the texture of local bark and resident birds such as curlews, currawongs, lorikeets and crows, with elements from the Surfers Paradise skyline.
Situated over Evandale lake; this artwork merges tidal water, fish and swimmers to pay tribute to the lake and its surrounds frequented by fishermen, picnicking families, joggers, swimmers and stand up paddlers.
Looking towards the new precinct location; these dual geodesic spheres form an embryonic shape which builds on the voronoi pattern found in plant cells and hints at the birth of a new future. This artwork is inspired by architectural visions of the future Cultural Precinct.
I have still loads for me to learn regarding the PORPoise side of things (admin system and coding management side of things for layar) and seeing how much further the app layar app and AR medium can be pushed.
Overall I'm happy with the final AR(t) pieces in the way they looked. Reflecting on the site during the residency definitely affected the outcomes of the works, was a stressful but ultimately satisfying experience and process in the end.
I will post my conclusions and reflections on the residency and GLOW launch night tomorrow, for now enjoy the gallery below of the six AR(t) pieces (or even better get down to the Gold Coast Arts Precinct and see them for yourself).
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