As artist for three installations – inSIGHT, re/FRACTION and Portholes, and collaborator for four more, with PropagandaMill – Uncovered World, MUSIC|box, 100 Ways to Say I Love You and The Big Red Button – Buchan gave visitors a chance to form a bond with our work.
inSIGHT, located in the Royal Botanic Gardens, recreates the human face as a gigantic low-fidelity display. Strands of programmable LEDs are woven through the sculpture, creating voxels at twenty times natural scale. Ever-changing in expression, gender and character, inSIGHT combines visual representations of sound, weather and other phenomena.
In Martin Place, re/FRACTION fills the Lloyd Rees fountain with glittering, refracted light. This turbulent canvas greets festival goers with scenes, characters, colour and movement, giving residents and visitors an opportunity to see a very familiar landmark in a new, vibrant, light.
Portholes transforms a wall in the Rocks into a glimpse of the unknown, from ocean depths to planetary orbits. These marvels reveal by projecting imagery into an array of windows, giving the observer a view into the imagined worlds beyond. Representations and abstractions appear, shifting in colour, light, nature and culture.