Public Video Art
Luminous Festival, AUSTRALIA, October 2019- February 2020
Light Windows, curated by HoloCenter, New York, exhibited, Collingwood Arts Precinct, AUSTRALIA, 2020
CONCEAL is a video artwork by PluginHUMAN. It features a fusion of digital and organic materials and processes. The artists used digital methods to highlight hidden organic structures. CONCEAL affords audiences the unique opportunity to experience and engage with layers of physicality not often available to us in our daily lives. This artwork features photographs taken under microscope of biological samples that were collected from significant Melbourne (Australian) ecosystems. The video is formed from generative computer animations of the biological imagery. Ultimately, CONCEAL reveals hidden structures from our surrounding natural environment.
Justin Dwyer ~ Artist (projection mapping), programmer
Betty Sargeant ~ Artist (micrographs), producer
Thanks to Florian “Floyd” Mueller and the Exertion Games Lab, Monash University
This projection art project was funded by the City of Port Phillip as part of the Luminous Festival – Fitzroy St Public Art Exhibition, Australia.
RELATED PROJECTION MAPPING AND LIGHT ART
PluginHUMAN have created a series of video artworks. CONCEAL is part of a wider body of work. Betty Sargeant and Justin Dwyer have created numerous video artworks and projection mapping artworks that provide audiences with immersive and interactive experiences. These include the projection mapping art experience DREAM 2.2 and the art light installation BREATHE.
PluginHUMAN is a multi-award-winning art duo led by Dr Betty Sargeant and Justin Dwyer. PluginHUMAN are at the progressive edge of their field, providing audiences with new cultural, environmental and scientific perspectives. Their artworks address the leading questions and concerns of our times.
PluginHUMAN’s work centres around the art of illumination. They create projection mapping, video artworks and led immersive multi-sensory environments. They use the medium of light to translate complex data into meaningful audience experiences.
PluginHUMAN has created commissioned artworks for institutions such as the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (Taiwan), the Asia Culture Centre (South Korea), Questacon (Australia’s National Science and Technology Centre), the Melbourne Museum (White Night Festival, Australia) and Experimenta (Australian triennial touring media art exhibition). They have exhibited in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. PluginHUMAN were awarded the Rupert Bunny Foundation Visual Art Fellowship (2019/20); they’re developing new carbon neutral and carbon negative materials and working methods. They have also won Good Design Awards (2020 and 2018), and a Victorian Premier’s Design Award (2017).
PluginHUMAN has an acute understanding of the role that technology plays in contemporary society. They reimagine new technologies to produce artistic innovations, creating meaningful large and small scale audience experiences for indoor spaces and outdoor public arenas.