The Island

2017

by Jane Aubourg, Jasmine Ryan, Maya Saunders, Kayla Forsyth, and Maddie Burkitt

 The Island is an interactive multichannel installation that was created in collaboration with Wollongong based artists Jasmine Ryan, Maya Saunders, Kayla Forsyth, and Maddie Burkitt.

 

It features lights in suspended lampshades that respond to changes in the soundscape, and sounds of water dripping that play through speakers concealed in clusters of kitchen pots and pans in response to changes in light. This work aims to evoke a sense of discovery and curiosity about the complex, emerging rhythms and patterns that are formed by the simple feedback loops between light and sound. At another level, the installation seeks to provide a space for a meditative appreciation of the aesthetic qualities of this interplay.  

The Island was significantly scaled up and reworked to create The Grotto (more info), which was exhibited at the Yours & Owls Wollongong Fringe Festival in Sept 2017.

The Grotto 2017 interactive artwork by Aubourg, Ryan, Saunders
The Grotto 2017 interactive artwork by Aubourg, Ryan, Saunders
The Grotto 2017 interactive artwork by Aubourg, Ryan, Saunders