‘Surface’ Interactive Light Sculpture (Perth, Australia)

“Surface” is an interactive light sculpture by Geoffrey Drake-Brockman. It is a 3D LED matrix – one of the largest in the world at 10m long and with over 16,000 individually controlled pixels. Surface is permanently installed at the Perth Children’s Hospital. It behaves like an inverted pond of water,.. each time a pedestrian walks underneath it they “throw a stone” into it, causing ripples to fan out across its virtual water surface.


SymbioticA presents the National Experimental Arts Forum (NEAF) (Perth, Western Australia)

The Australia Council for the Arts has announced the second National Experimental Arts Forum will be held in Perth in October.

Australia Council Director Emerging and Experimental Arts Dr David Sudmalis said the two day event would be held from Monday, 5 October to Tuesday, 6 October at the Perth Cultural Centre. It will be organised by SymbioticA, The Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts, based at the University of Western Australia.

“The Australia Council is pleased to support the second National Experimental Arts Forum, which will be led by the experimental arts sector via SymbioticA,” Dr Sudmalis said.

“The forum will celebrate Australian experimental arts and offer critical debate about the value and future of the artform. Its purpose is to enhance the practice and development of experimental arts in Australia and provide support to those artists working in this field.

“The event is expected to attract a large number of international and national artists, producers, presenters and specialists who are leaders in their field.