1949 , light-work, still large format slide, façade projection mapping, Old Parliament House, MOAD, Canberra, 2016. Photo Mark Kelly

1949, light-work, still large format slide, façade projection mapping, Old Parliament House, MOAD, Canberra, 2016. Photo Mark Kelly

017 LIGHT COUNTRY - +

PROJECT: 1949, 2016

SITE: Old Parliament House Building (MOAD) Canberra   

CONCEPT: 
A site-specific artwork
Light referencing shared Australian history, land
Reveal story from the building
Research the National Archives of Australia
History of Old Parliament House Building
Leadership of Indigenous Australians in their native country

Illuminate sections of Nicholls’ letter from 1949 
Delivered to the site where the work was situated
Letter requested one Indigenous Australian be entitled representation in the Australian National Parliament in their native country

Transform building in red, yellow and black painted gestures 
Deconstruct the shape of the building/institution
Reinstate the shape of mountain range blocked by the building

The public role of art

PROCESS:
Concept support form the Tent Embassy and MOAD
Site documentation
Art work process
Mapping onto site

MEDIUM:
Light work installation
Large format Pigi slides
Façade projection mapping

MATERIALS:
3 X Pigi projectors
Mapping software
Play back device