Meet Betty Burger with her purple paintbrush legs; Specimen 44 with his lobster arm; Gadgetron with his brainwave signals; Lucky (aka Corny) with his rotating...

Dream States

Location:

Darling Harbour
2000 NSW
Australia

Price:
Free
Image. Projected on the ICC Building five quirky beings dance across a starscape. A hamburger has paintbrush legs and giant lips, a woman has a discoball body and spaghetti hair, a being has dice head, bread body and corncob limbs, a car boot has legs and a cowboy hat and a robot wears a dynamic electric suit.Dream States
Image. Projected on the ICC Building five quirky beings dance across a starscape. A hamburger has paintbrush legs and giant lips, a woman has a discoball body and spaghetti hair, a being has dice head, bread body and corncob limbs, a car boot has legs and a cowboy hat and a robot wears a dynamic electric suit.Dream States

Event Details

Artists:
Karen Kriss (Australia) / Tommy Duong (Australia) / Peter Pang (Australia) / Melissa Morrison (Australia) / Michella Rolls (Australia) / Michael Tran (Australia)

Collaborators:
Oliver Abbott (Australia) / Luke Killen (Australia) / Carla Zimbler (Australia) / Melody Li (Australia) / Chris Campbell (Australia) / Janelle Mihas (Australia) / Gabrielle Gwyther (Australia) / Lyndan Barwick (Australia) / Xuan Li (China) / Xinyi Zhou (China)

Meet Betty Burger with her purple paintbrush legs; Specimen 44 with his lobster arm; Gadgetron with his brainwave signals; Lucky (aka Corny) with his rotating multi-dice head; and Disco Sensation with her daring dance moves! See this inspiring collection of whimsical 3D animated characters that come straight from the imaginations of five artists living with disability beamed onto the side of the ICC building in the heart of Darling Harbour.

Dream States is a 3D animation that uses ground-breaking processes to create a projected artwork that acts as a means of promoting social change and challenging existing barriers to access. The project was created and designed by artists Tommy Duong, Peter Pang, Melissa Morrison, Michella Rolls and Michael Tran in collaboration with UNSW Sydney Art and Design lecturer Karen Kriss.

Using collage, drawing, sculpture and motion capture, each artist was central in the process of character creation and animation, and developed characters with individual personalities, visual dynamics and sound traits.

Betty Burger is inspired by the artist Michella’s mum. Specimen 44 is made out of car-parts, a lobster claw and glasses that sense his heart rate and sends information to a spotted hat. Gadgetron wears a helmet that acts as a brain, sending signals to his glowing suit. Lucky (aka Corny) has a dice head, bread body and corn feet wheels. His multi-dice head rotates and he has a monocle and a pipe that blows both fire and bubbles. Disco Sensation is made from a spaghetti dish head, disco ball body and car parts. She secretly dances behind the other characters.

This project builds on the existing relationship and collaborative research agreement with The Junction Works Limited, UNSW Sydney and Lecturer Karen Kriss.

Come and meet the gang!!

Country represented by installation: Australia

Audio Description

Access and Inclusion

  • Audio described - Audio description is a service provided for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Trained audio describers give live, objective, verbal descriptions.
  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.