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2017 Presentations


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30 October 2017
Ocean Light Projections
for the Boomerang Alliance Inaugural Conference,
Darling Harbour, Sydney.

Ocean Light Projections: Transformations, Ambient Boomerang

Video installation for Beyond Plastic Pollution: Pathways to Cleaner Oceans


Ambient Boomerang accompanies Trashion Couture created and choreographed by Marina DeBris.


Transformations play as cocktails are served.

Scientists Katherina Petrou and Dr Daniel Aagren Nielsen from MML - the Marine Microphytology Laboratory



Ocean light Projections is an installation that comprises two videos, 'Transformations' and 'Ambient Boomerang'.

Components developed specially for the installation are choreography with the Pedestrian puppetdeveloped with Michael Lynch, and animations created with fluorescent-painted objects under ultra violet light.

Art and data come from scientists and other artists, including contributors from the Australian Antarctic Division, University of Technology Sydney, Eora Aboriginal College, and Lynchpin the ocean project.

All artists maintain copyright of their work.

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Ocean Light Projections - CREDITS


Questzalcoatl - Music: Robert Cuckson
Krill sex - Animation: Lisa Roberts (Eora/University of Technology Sydney - UTS). Science: So Kawaguchi, Rob Kilpatrick, Rob King, Steve Nichol (Australian Antarctic Division - AAD)
Rainbow animated painting - Lisa Roberts
Electronic puppet - Design/animation: Lisa Roberts (Eora/UTS) Code: Michael Lynch (UTS)
UV animation - Lisa Roberts
Ancient Chinese Ocean gesture - Vikki Quill
Aboriginal Rock engraving animations - Lisa Roberts
Gertrude Bodenwiesser 'Errand into the Maze' gesture - motion capture
Barbara Cuckson (Rozelle School of Visual Arts), Jason Benedek, (UTS)
Falling coins for Malcolm Turnbull - Lisa Roberts
Flow cytometry data: Angus Rawle (UTS)
Dance: Barbara Cuckson (Rozelle School of Visual Arts)
Motion capture: Jason Benedek (UTS)
Boil (animation)- Maddison Gibbs (UTS/Eora)

Data and Spirit Warning
Song to my ancestors - Music: Alison O'Carroll
Sea ice data: AAD. Animation: Lisa Roberts
Paintings: Aboriginal artists from TAFE NSW Eora campus: Marilyn Torrend, Guindri (Paul Davis), Darren Charlwood, Sharon Smith, Nicole Padden, Douglas Hippett, Shekara Hartnett, Chico Monks, Lisa Roberts, Maddison Gibbs (UTS/Eora)
Calligraphic Ocean gesture - Vikki Quill. Motion capture: Jason Benedek
Electronic puppet - Design/animation: Lisa Roberts. Code: Michael Lynch
Seagrass dance - Choreography: William Gladstone (UTS) Dance: Lisa Roberts. Motion capture: Jason Benedek

Oceanic Living Data
Fly through - Underwater video: William Gladstone
Alveoli/Ocean breath - Animation: Lisa Roberts
Science: Nicholas Kiraly (Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne)
Sea ice data: AAD
Neptune's necklace - Dancer: Lisa Roberts
Sea levels rising - Animation: Lisa Roberts. Data: John Church (CSIRO)
Antarctic diatoms - Animation: Lisa Roberts
Krill sex - Animation: Lisa Roberts. Music: Graham Ewing. Science: So Kawaguchi,
Rob Kilpatrick, Rob King, Steve Nichol (AAD)


Seagrass - Underwater video: William Gladstone
Aboriginal Rock engraving animations - Lisa Roberts
Ku-ring-gai life - Experiments: William Gladstone and Lisa Roberts
with Mirre, Bliss Boaden, Isobel Cummings, Shona Wilson
Calligraphic Ocean gesture - Vikki Quill. Motion capture: Jason Benedek
Krill sex - Animation: Lisa Roberts. Science: So Kawaguchi, Rob Kilpatrick, Rob King, Steve Nichol (AAD)
Yellowtails/sunburst - Underwater video: William Gladstone
UV animation - Lisa Roberts
ex Oceano - Excerpt from the symphony: Mattew Dewey, Courtesy Lynchpin - the ocean project