Last month I created some work for two group shows. The first was part of Inside The Square – presenting new works with Augmented Reality by the Dunedin AR Art Collective. Most of the works shown looked at blending real and virtual worlds through BuildAR software we explored earlier in the year in a workshop with Mark Billinghurst from HitLAB in Christchurch. Through experimentation I discovered a glitch in the BuilAR the software which formed the basis for an ever-changing “moving” image which was projected work onto a wall as part of an installation in the gallery. The marker (or trigger) to stop the image augmenting was on the floor and could be interfered with by viewers.
The second show, Cinema, cinema looked at the cinematic and the artifice of the prescribed screening environment. For this I begun (what I hope to be) an on-going portraiture project shot on 4.5×6 medium format film. Wanting to capture people at a moment of pure unawareness, I visited them in their bedrooms, waiting until each fell asleep to take the portrait.