PORTFOLIO OF WORK
UTILITY KINETIC INSECT (UKI)
UKI is a majestic, electric powered, robotic insect vehicle with a state of the art sound system and technology and is inspired by the resilient biological life in the harsh Australian outback.
Stimulated by her immediate environment, UKI senses and responds, pulsating in rhythmic machinations and provoking interactive engagement.
UKI has garnered national and international attention and extensive media coverage. Melbourne City Council featured UKI during Melbourne Knowledge Week 2017 as a representation of a harmonious blend of Art and Technology. Shortly after, UKI was shipped to US Burning Man arts festival and upon return was major project at White Night Melbourne.
A poetic depiction of the changing face of the Moreland area. ‘Swept Away’ captures the transformation from the obsolete industrial factories that the area was known for and built around. Factories such as the Brunswick Brickworks were a main vein, integral to employment and providing materials for growth, not only in Moreland but across Australia.
An interactive sculpture space to reflect on co-existence away from the chaos of the street and the mind. Switchback invites people to sit inside the static carousel-like structure looking out at the chaotic rhythm of the public environment as it spins by. Unlike most sculptural art forms that must be observed as the centre of focus, Switchback shifts the perspective, offering the participant a moment to witness their surrounds and the Self. The six seats joined in a circle allow participants to equally share in the experience as part of the collective conscious.