Shadow Places (2017)
Lighting Designer, Creative Coding
Shadow Places is a large outdoor installation along the Narrandera Traveling Stock Reserve. The lighting design includes illuminating several video installations, textile artworks, live performances and standalone lighting installations.
One of these lighting installations was designed to use an abandoned burnt car that was found on site.
At night time, the car was coming alive, and the hi beam lights were flashing at specific intervals, transmitting a morse code to the outside world.
The installation concept was an attempt to bring this abandoned human made object back to life, using lighting as form of communication. The audience was instinctively exploring the car interiors and surroundings , opening the car doors and bonnet to inspect the engine.
The technology deployed for this installation was completely disguised within the car to amplify and suggest a realistic effect.
BURNT CAR INSTALLATION CREDITS: Fausto Brusamolino: concept, design, prototyping, software implementation Michael Petchkovsky: battery and solar panels design. Brendan Russell: Production & Art Installer Assistant Based on code written by Rene Christen from Code on Canvas
Artist and Artistic Director: Vic McEwan
Artist and creative Producer: Sarah McEwan
Lighting Designer and Lighting Installations: Fausto Brusamolino
Production Manager: Clytie Smith
Production Assistant and Solar Specialist: Michael Petchkovsky
Production Assistants: Brendan Russell, Lara Usherwood
Production Assistant & rigger: Gabriel Dilworth
Project Assistant: Kimberley Beattie
Artists: Julie Montgarrett, Lorraine Tye and Casey Ankers, Narrandera Textiles Group, Nicole Barakat, Peter Fraser, George Main, David Gilbey
Installation Colour Grader and Documentary Maker: Martin Fox
Documentary Crew: Jannice Banks, Mitchell Bell
Photography: Fausto Brusamolino, Vic McEwan, Jackie Cooper, James T Farley