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THE PLAYGROUND [2017]

ACT Festival, Asia Culture Center, SOUTH KOREA, October-December 2017

Melbourne Knowledge Week Festival, State Library of Victoria, AUSTRALIA, May 2017

Ararat Art Gallery, AUSTRALIA, August 2017

PARTICIPATORY MEDIA ART

Art

The Playground is a participatory media artwork that features a co-designed sculpture, interactive projection mapping and public participation.

The public are invited to find sculptural pieces that are hidden around the exhibition area. They bring these pieces to the exhibition space and connect them to The Playground sculpture. In effect audiences engage in a treasure hunt.

Audiences can also take photos of their city environment and upload them to an online platform. These images are automatically animated in real time and projection mapped onto The Playground sculpture.

During special Playground exhibitions we also exhibit our unique custom designed movement tracking and projection system. This system is designed using VIVE hardware and Touch Designer software. When audiences enter the exhibition area we track the small sculptural piece that is in their hand and project the audience member's own 'city environment' image onto the piece as they move around the exhibition area. We track and project onto small moving objects in 3D space.

For full details view our peer-reviewed published paper "Using HTC VIVE and TouchDesigner to Projection-Map Moving Objects in 3D Space: A Playful Participatory Artwork"

Betty Sargeant
The Playground socially and physically engages audiences and personalises their experiences of art and technology.
The Playground is constructed from translucent laser cut acrylic.
Betty Sargeant

Betty Sargeant ~ Original Concept + Creative Director

Justin Dwyer ~ Creative Director

The development of The Playground was supported by:

Creative Victoria through Touring Victoria

Ararat Regional Art Gallery

The Korean version of The Playground [놀이터] was produced by:

The Asia Culture Institute (ACI) and

The ACT Center (South Korea)