LED LIGHT SCULPTURES and PROJECTIONS ~ Audio-visuals controlled by significant ecosystems

Blak Night/White Night Melbourne, Melbourne Museum, AUSTRALIA, 22-24 August 2019.

Bringing the micro to human scale

Rehearsal image of the Breathe LED light sculptures

Breathe is inspired by organic structures and the Melbourne Museum’s First Nations collection. The light sculptures incorporate biological images of local trees. The sculpture’s lights are controlled by small environmental changes that occur in Carlton Gardens, the parkland surrounding the Melbourne Museum.

Breathe provides audiences with an organic encounter, one that’s mediated by digital technology. It brings the micro to human scale, providing a new perspective on the museum’s collection and its relationship to our environment.

Breathe will have its international debut at Blak Night/White Night Melbourne 2019. Our light installation and projection artwork will form an evocative stage environment for Australian First Nations and Pacific Island Nations performers including, Ilbijerri, Culture Evolves, and Sounds of Polynesia. This project has been created in collaboration with the Melbourne Museum as well as Australian First Nations and Te Pasifika representatives. All images from the Museum’s First Nation’s collection have been approved for use by the appropriate First Nations custodians. This work was created and presented on the land of the Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung language groups of the greater Kulin Nations.

Video and production images will be available soon

Rehearsal images of the Breathe sculptures


Betty Sargeant ~ Creative Director + Artist

Justin Dwyer ~ Creative Director + Artist

Thanks to Florian ‘Floyd’ Mueller and the Exertion Games Lab, Centre for Game Design Research, RMIT University, Australia

We respectfully acknowledge the traditional owners of Melbourne (Australia) the Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung language groups of the greater Kulin Nations. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.