Projection Art as Public Art : in this recent video Illuminart share our vision for community engagement and connection to precinct through “mapped projection” as a medium for storytelling and social activation.
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Shipshape makes her first appearance on Lipson Street for a media call. Looks pretty doesn’t she! Photo: Craig Laurendet.
Thank you to the State Library of South Australia, and SA Memory, through which we have been able to obtain high resolution digital copies of significant historical documents from the Settlement of South Australia. These form the backdrop of animated scenes representing the events of 175 years ago, as the first settlers arrived at Port Adelaide.
Here is a preview of illuminart projection of some of these images onto the Harbours Board Building last night, with the help of Mosaic AV crew, what a great team to work with!
Project: Port Inhabited.
Until the early 1970’s, Marstons the Chandlers had a store on the corner of Lipson and St Vincent Streets. Although the site has gone, we have found many people in the area still talk about the store, which was famous for having South Australia’s first electric light, powered by a generator in the basement. And another famous building also long gone, was the magnificent Port Dock Railway Station… a huge stone building with cast iron posts, demolished in the 1980s.
Huge thanks to Lindl Lawton and the team at the SA Maritime Museum who have been extraordinarily supportive and helpful during our project research and development. We have been provided some excellent resources including photographs, scans and documents that will form part of the tapestry of images that will unfold along Lipson Street.
SA Life will be showing a sneak preview of the projections on Lipson Street, this Saturday 17th September at 5:30 PM on Channel 7.
Note: this invitation has now closed.
We have been working with Digital Media students at Le Fevre High School, who have been using photoshop, illustrator and other software to make images and animations for the projections. A special thanks to Ian Houston and class, for being involved.
After months I finally managed to be in the area at the right time (Friday 1:30-4:30) to visit the Port Historical Society’s rooms on Semaphore Rd. Here is an absolute wealth of photos and documentation about the early portonians and trade in the area. So… whatever images we are still missing, we hope to find here when we return for image research next Friday!