SPANDA – Verge Festival – Sydney University

Verge Festival 

Sydney University

Eastern Avenue, Camperdown

8-17 October

Everyday 11am – 3pm

Tues, Wed, Thurs – late close 9pm

 

SPANDA is #1 on the sculpture walk at this years Verge Festival brought to you by the dedicated students and graduates of the University of Sydney Union.

 

SPANDA is a Claire Munro Art and Design initiative. It is an interactive multi sensory installation by Sydney College of the Arts students Dorit Goldman (MFA), Melissa Maree (BVA) and Claire Munro (BVA). SPANDA is from Sanskrit referring to the self expressive pulse of all individual things and all things united as one. Translated as movement, vibration and an exploration into our collective consciousness. SPANDA includes work by Dorit Goldman with her plaster “accidents” a result of her study of the body. Melissa Maree explores visual vibration through geometry and pattern with her delicate cutouts. Accompanied with warped glass blown vessels, photonics fibre structures and video projection that explore human Phsycology by Claire Munro. Overall it is an experience and one is urged to sit in the work be still and enjoy the works many intricate and ever changing moments as well as identifying the works impact on you as an individual and as (like everything else) a vital part of our entire cosmos as a whole. It’s mesmerising visuals and playful string installation combined with the sculptures create a space for calm contemplation a chance to escape the stresses of the day and ponder.

 

I hope you enjoy these images.

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Tedx Youth Sydney 2013

on the 17th November last year i was involved in the Sydnet Tedx youth conference. I loved organising this fabulous group work on the roof of the Museum of Contemporary Art, what a special location. Tedx Youth is a great initiative which really connects brilliant young minds with the world. It was a privilege to work on this event, organising myself and fellow Sydney College of the Arts students to create a live mural inspired by the events of the day. Have a look!

ON THE CUSP

 

 

 

 

On the Cusp is an annual experimental dance performance held at Bangarra Dance Theatre in Sydney Harbour. I was privileged to work with Stephen Hamper on this beautiful heart cloud mobile, and to interact with the dancers. It was a really inspiring evening.