Ephemeral Museum,  Light work installation, The Atherton Gardens Estate, Fitzroy, Gertrude Street Projection Festival, 2012. Photo: James HH Morgan

Ephemeral Museum, Light work installation, The Atherton Gardens Estate, Fitzroy, Gertrude Street Projection Festival, 2012. Photo: James HH Morgan

09 EPHEMERAL ARCHITECTURE - + 

PROJECT: Ephemeral Museum, 2012

SITE: 20-storey façade of Fitzroy’s high-rise Atherton Gardens Estate, Melbourne

Housing Commission of Victoria 1960s and 1971
Locally pre-fabricated concrete buildings
Replaced over 260 houses with brutalist architecture
Towers of innovative cultures and diverse communities

CONCEPT: 
To transform housing estate buildings into a monument to international art museums and architecture
- A changing, temporary museum
- Humanising architecture

Le Corbusier's modular man 
Reference to brutalist building design 
The proportions of the human body in architecture 
Design based on measurements in nature

Superimpositions the history of architecture: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum, Frank Gehry Yale psychiatric institute, Antoni Gaudí’s Casa Milà La Pedrera, Jørn Utzon’s Sydney Opera House, Centre Pompidou Renzo Piano and Richard Roger

Project extension wrapped the high-rise in packaging materials

PROCESS: 
Site documentation 
Site line readings, projected grid tests
Camera Obscura
Template + artwork creation
Large format slide processing and mounting 
External site to project from 
Building line up tests 
Architecturally mapped to facade 
Timed large format slide transitions 

MEDUIM: 
Light work, architecturally mapped HD video animation installation, looped 

MATERIALS: Transparency film 2 X Pani projectors