LIGHT SCULPTURES ~ Controlled by significant international ecosystems

Bringing the micro to macro scale

White Night Melbourne, Melbourne Museum, AUSTRALIA, August 2019

Digital Agora, St Andrews, AUSTRALIA, September 2019

Geelong Arts Centre, AUSTRALIA, November 2019


Breathe is inspired by organic structures. The LED light sculptures feature acrylic tubes printed with images of microscopic elements from trees. The colours and patterns of the lights are controlled by environmental changes that occur in significant international ecosystems. This artwork has been created as a result of field trips in the Amazon, Panama and Australia.

Breathe provides audiences with an organic encounter, one that’s mediated by digital technology. This work does not replicate nature. We present hidden elements from natural environments, bringing the micro to macro scale. We use microscopes, sensing equipment and audio recording equipment (including hydrophones) to uncover aspects of nature that people cannot experience without the use of specialist equipment. We make these concealed natural elements available to audiences in order for people to gain a new perspective and a deeper connection with our natural world.


Betty Sargeant ~ Creative Director + Artist

Justin Dwyer ~ Creative Director + Artist

Thanks to Florian ‘Floyd’ Mueller and the Exertion Games Lab, RMIT University, Australia