Night Rage/ Night Fall

Armstrong, Keith M., English, Lawrence, Lickfold, Luke, & Candy, Michael (2013) Night Rage/ Night Fall. [Digital/Creative Work]

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A new form of media installation combining image, multi-channel sound and internally lit objects into a mysterious, deep image plane. Staged on the very edge of spectrum blackout, and moving into the deep of night,

Version 1 (Night Rage) for ISEA 2013 examined the many shades of 'nocturnal', threats to night biodiversity and the myriad myths and stories that have shaped our cultural understandings of life after light. Barely recognisable images float within landscapes of media, noise and sound as the work asserts a profound resistance to today's all consuming media mesh.

Version 2 (Night Fall) for the Queensland State Museum examined contemporary ideas around the ‘night’ and the 'nocturnal'. Beginning with the dark myths and stories that have long shaped our cultural understandings of life after light, NIGHT FALL considers how fearful ideas have often underpinned actions that continue to reduce Australia’s extraordinary night biodiversity. Today’s growing hostility towards Australia’s ancient, iconic flying foxes - who have been quietly pollinating our forests for millennia - hints at just how far we have yet to travel in our thinking.

Enter the darkened tunnel to experience mysterious, edge-of-perception 3D forms, enhanced by a range of cinematic, illusionary and animatronic techniques, and become immersed in a strangely familiar sound track based upon seasonal field recordings made after dark, sourced from across the eastern coast of Queensland.

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ID Code: 70945
Item Type: Creative Work (Digital/Creative Work)
Refereed: No
Other Contributors:
Role Contributors
Coding assistant
  • Heidi Millington
Funders: Australia Council For the Arts
Material: Mixed materials, robotics, computers, multi channel sound, software, lighting, fibre optics.
Measurements or Duration: 7 x 4 x 3m
Number of Pieces: 1
Published Source: International Symposium for Electronic Arts 2013, Queensland State Museum
Location: From date: To date:
Queensland Museum, Invent-ory Space, Brisbane 2013-12-07 2014-01-26
ISEA 2013, Powerhouse Museum for Science and Technology, Sydney Australia, in ‘Synapse A Selection’ 2013-06-08 2013-07-14
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Keywords: media art, ecology, seasonality, noctrnal, ecosophy
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000) > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (050200) > Environmental Education and Extension (050203)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (060000) > ECOLOGY (060200) > Behavioural Ecology (060201)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Electronic Media Art (190203)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500) > Performance and Installation Art (190504)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > PHILOSOPHY (220300) > Environmental Philosophy (220303)
Divisions: Past > Disciplines > Art & Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
  • AUSTRALIA COUNCIL /218030-0032/52
  • ARTS QUEENSLAND/2013001210
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Deposited On: 01 May 2014 22:41
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2014 02:33

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