The Buchan Group: Anthony Rawson (Australia) / Patrick Shirley (Australia) / Gary Edmonds (Australia)
Precision Engineering & Manufacturing: Shahil Maharaj (Australia)
The Propaganda Mill: Daniel Thomas (Australia)
re/FRACTION hides behind the constantly undulating, curved water veil of the Lloyd Rees fountain by day; however, at ‘lights on’ each evening of the festival, the installation reveals itself by throwing brilliantly glittering, refracted light across the fountain’s length.
Scenes play out continuously over the 20-metre-wide turbulent canvas, looping throughout the evening to greet festival-goers as they move along the length of Martin Place. Some scenes are sparse, with animated characters moving smoothly along just behind the curtain of water, gliding over the black stone of the fountain; other scenes will fill the cascade with colour and movement. The artists of The Buchan Group have taken a very familiar landmark and reinvented it in a most unexpected way, using light to add vibrancy and moments of newfound delight.
Country represented by installation: Australia