Deluge screen shot

Deluge is an interactive computer graphic installation that investigates the emergence of a user-generated interactive aesthetic of landscape framed theoretically within the new processes of networked immersive digital technology. Through experimental application of a user-driven narrative system it demonstrates how aesthetic imagery, such as landscape, is collectively produced by users as the outcome of interactive dialogue and the creative reassembling of cultural and scientific data. In its explanation of the interactive processes underlying this new genre of contemporary image composition, the study transforms our understanding of the way in which new technology can impact on Australia’s visual culture.

Deluge screen shot

ARC Investigators: Dennis Del Favero, Jeffrey Shaw, Terry Smith, Peter Weibel
Programmers: Som Guan, Rob Lawther, Alex Ong
Project Funding: ARC DP110101146
Interactive Computer Graphic Installation

  • Art of Immersion: Virtual Frontiers, ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2017
  • Sydney Film Festival, Sydney, 2016

Artistic Directors: Dennis Del Favero with Volker Kuchelmeister, Stephen Sewell and Terry Smith
Australian Research Council Investigators: Dennis Del Favero, Jeffrey Shaw, Johnny Chan, Terry Smith

Deluge created for the AVIE platform conceived by Jeffrey Shaw and developed with iCinema
Centre researchers led by Dennis Del Favero

Programmers: Som Guan, Rob Lawther, Alex Ong
Composer: Kate Moore
Audio Engineers: Reuben Chapman, Som Guan, Rob Lawther, Alex Ong, Ryan Sorensen
Actress: Hayley Sullivan
Voice-Over: Sacha Horler
Costume Designer: Karla Urizar
Project Manager: Jessica Dawkins

Supported by UNSW Art & Design UNSW Engineering

An experimental project supported under the Australian Research Council’s Discovery Grant scheme

Presented courtesy of William Wright Artists Projects and Galerie Brigitte Schenk Cologne