Wintec tutors Luke McConnell & Jordan Foster have teamed up on an exciting projection installation entitled ‘SOLO’.
Solo is a commissioned piece designed to complement the Christmas revellers taking in the sights of the Garden Place Christmas tree and the Trees at the Meteor art exhibition.
“We’re really excited. This is the first time the exterior of the Cathedral has been used as a canvas in such a creative way. We’ll be linking three powerful 5k projectors together to make one seamless image across the surface of the building. The animation will interact with the forms of the building with a particular focus on the clock tower – which should be visible from quite a distance. Weather permitting it will be an event not to be missed’ says Luke.
The projected animation invites the viewer to think about how they can better connect with others in their community. The animation will run for about 5 minutes and will loop over the evening.
The artwork can be seen after sundown from Sunday 18th to Tuesday 20th December 2016 until 11pm. Pedestrian viewers are welcome in the Cathedral grounds on the south end Victoria Street.
Dave White, originator of the projection idea, is keen to see the public’s reaction.
“It’s obviously going to be a cool night walk after Trees at the Meteor exhibition, but it’s also just another really fabulous way to celebrate something innovative with families in the central city. It’s a little bit of Melbourne in Hamilton and the hope is it will grow into a an anticipated feature of the Christmas calendar.