Hobart 42.8826°S, 147.3257°E 2122
Our doings ripple out in time and place... then they ripple back...
The sun rises in the east.
Never before have we witnessed such accelerated change in technology, lifestyle, culture and environment. Individual and collective choices are changing the environment that supports us which in turn is changing how we live.
The sun sets in the west.
As we move into a new epoch we face even greater rates of change and shifts in balance. We stand at the precipice of tipping points that have the potential to completely redefine our future. We have a choice.
The magic of the unknown remains timeless and untouchable.
Sleeping Beauty challenges us to question our choices as individuals, families, communities and greater collective. Evoking a sense of deep-time, the project reminds us about the indifference of eternity, the resilience of natural cycles to continue or adapt and of our stolen attention and lost silence. With proximity of timeless wilderness and visible environmental destruction, Hobart provides a provocative sense of place to ponder the paradox.
“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading”. Lao Tzu
Inspired by the patterns, complexity, and beauty Alex perceives in nature, he is driven to communicate and share his experience. Studying and teaching creative technology allowed him to develop skills and a creative practice resulting in "Questioning Perception", an interactive sound and light sculpture (SAE open night and Flicker Fest). He has since created work for the Lismore Lantern Parade, Ocean Shores Art Expo, Mullumbimby Sculpture Walk, Lismore Regional Art Gallery, and most recently UTAS.
Alex's practice is about transforming spaces and static objects through projected light, sound design, and interactive elements. Through his work, he hopes to engage the senses and challenge perceptions of reality. Alex loves seeing people interacting with his installations, moving around spaces exploring their senses and perception. Concerns about our environmental impact and unsustainable trajectory are driving explorations into data visualisations, collaborations, installations in natural environments and the application of his skills to raise awareness and inspire action towards more sustainable behaviours and values.