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Take a peek into the processes involved in designing and performing an interactive hybrid artwork. Part installation, part performance and part lecture, A Slice of Light explores the performance and technology collaboration between internationally acclaimed artist Hellen Sky; interactive audio design composer Garth Paine (UWS); Paul Bourke Research Associate Professor for the Western Australian Supercomputer Program (WASP) at UWA; and interactive computer designer Brandon Hur (Melbourne). The work is essentially a human computer system that was developed during the first stage of their hybrid work, The Darker Edge of Night. Listen as data from brain waves, muscle movement and breath are acoustically projected while real time camera feeds transform into virtual cartographies projected through the gallery as ever changing patterns of movement. As part of their research process, the collaborators refined movement, images and sound to explore the influence that technology has on our experience of virtual and physical space. Sky is an innovative contemporary artist whose work generates a conversation between humanity and technology. Awarded an Australia Council Fellowship in 2004, this research was supported by the Australia Council Inter Art Art Lab imitative, and with Culture Lab Art House partnership. PICA continues to support this stage of development through the sharing of research to their public. Sky poetically bridges the human and the technological. Her projects are multidisciplinary, and merge human creativity with computer productivity to pioneer a language that is better suited to transcribing the experience of the 21st Century. A Slice of Light :Saturday 8 August – 2 pm and 4 pm Sunday 9 August – 2 pm Duration: 40 minutes – no interval Venue: PICA’s Central Gallery Tickets: $8 full / $5 Art Addicts and Concession Bookings: 9228 6300 or online at For further information, interview opportunities with all of the participating artists and print quality images please contact: Georgia Malone, Communications Manager, PICA (08) 9228 6307 or see www. About the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts Housed in a centrally located, iconic heritage building in Perth’s Cultural Centre, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) is a place where visitors can experience the work of local, Australian and international artists working in the areas of visual, performing, new media and hybrid arts.
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