The re-introduction project

Armstrong, Keith M., Lickfold, Luke, & Henderson, Robert (2013) The re-introduction project. [Inter-arts]

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The Re-introduction Project began with an art-science research residency in 2012, funded through the Australian 'Synapse' art-science residency program. It was developed in partnership with the Australian Wildlife Conservancy, Australia's largest private conservation agency and their South-East regional scientist Matt Hayward and conducted through a series of seven high intensity field-trips to AWC’s remote properties in VIC, NSW and SA. These trips coincided with key times at which the AWC’s mobile scientific teams were undertaking intensive scientific activities. The program coincided with specific events that senior scientist collaborator Dr Matt Hayward led in 2012 at Mallee Regions (Yookamurra, Scotia and Buckaringa), Lake Eyre Basin (Kalamurina) and Sydney (North Head).

The initial outcome of the project was the work Pitfall (An Opportunistic Survey) - a new media installation created in light, media, object, text and sound presented near the AWC headquarters at Mildura in far NW Victoria. Pitfall built upon ideas and cross disciplinary processes developed during this residency/collaboration with Australian Wildlife Conservancy inspired by working with their ecological scientists during pitfall-trap survey events used to survey small mammals and invertebrates.

‘Pitfall’ was designed in response to a playful survey that I asked the AWC scientists to engage with around ideas of avoiding ecological pitfalls into the future. This continually-evolving artwork was built from multiple screens, a tabletop landscape mapped with projections, fibre optics, 3D spatial sound and infrared night imagery.

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ID Code: 71018
Item Type: Creative Work (Inter-arts)
Refereed: No
Other Contributors:
Role Contributors
Senior Scientist, AWC
  • Matt Hayward
Funders: ANAT - Synapse Arts Science, Australian Wildlife Conservancy
Material: Mixed media, screens, multi channel sound, infra red light
Measurements or Duration: 8 x 8 x 3m
Number of Pieces: 1
Published Source: Mildura Arts Centre
Location: From date: To date:
Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura, Victoria, Australia,199 Cureton Ave, Mildura, Victoria, Australia 2013-09-05 2013-10-27
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Keywords: media art, reintroduction biology, species conservation, ecology, ecosophy
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (060000) > ECOLOGY (060200) > Ecology not elsewhere classified (060299)
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) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Interactive Media (190205)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500) > Performance and Installation Art (190504)
Divisions: Past > Disciplines > Art & Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
  • ANAT SYNAPSE/unknown
  • AWC/unknown
Copyright Owner: The Author(s)
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Deposited On: 06 May 2014 00:44
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2014 22:54

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