Transport for NSW has created a unique opportunity for media art to light up a public meeting place in the most compelling way. Over 20 meters wide, almost 3 meters high, and on display to 30,000 viewers a day in Sydney’s Wynyard Station, the public art platform - Wynscreen – is sure to attract attention. It’s effectively an enormous flowing cinematic experience centered in a sleek, urban, commuter environment.
For the duration of February 2017, UNSW Art & Design graduate, Beatrice Chew has produced the one of the first moving artworks to screen on Wynscreen - Woven Moments, made collectively with award-winning director and animator, Su-An Ng, and in collaboration with fellow UNSW Art & Design graduate and artist, Michele Morcos. A third UNSW Art & Design graduate, William Ngiem, was the Prodcution Assistant for the project.
Blending traditional and new media, Woven Moments brings an immersive sense of warmth to the surrounding space. Chew and Ng aim to make the work a tactile experience for viewers by “enlivening the innate human tendency to seek connections with nature”.
Chew and Ng describe Woven Moments as “an abstract expressionistic animation reflecting on our interconnectedness to each other, the land we live on, and the space we exist in. This work meditates on moments in time, flowing across multiple dimensions. It is inspired by the quantum physics theory that everything in the universe exists simultaneously in particle and wave states.”
Lasting 10 minutes in duration, Woven Moments can be seen on the mezzanine level of Wynyard Station at the Clarence Street entrance from 6am – 3pm (even days of February) and 3pm – 12am (odd days of February.
In coming months, Wynscreen will showcase work by many Australian artists, designers, animators, and choreographers, including Gary Deirmendjian, doeanddoe (a collective made up of Chew, Ng, and Claudine Michael) in collaboration with Michele Morcos, Robyn Backen with Ian Hobbs, James Price, and Ross Gibson.
The Wynyard Walk LED Screen (Wynscreen) is curated by Cultural Capital and its Curatorial Director is Alessio Cavallaro, who is also an Advisory Council Member at UNSW Art & Design.