Jason Haggerty: BODYPOD

WHEN : 1st - 15th August
WHERE : The Walls

BODYPOD is the culmination of Winter Artist in Resident Jason Haggerty’s time occupying The Walls’ mezzanine studio. As Artist In Residence Jason has connected with Miami, an area of the coast that he’d never fully explored before, and aside from soaking up the beach, vibes and coffee in this newly discovered zone he has been working towards this solo exhibition. This process has also forged connections further afield with Jason collaborating with visual programmers and tech fiends in Melbourne and Hungary.

BODYPOD is a convergence of Jason’s interests in light and sound, and how these elements can physically alter bodily sensation, especially within interactive installations. The project entails working with sound, 3D printing, generative video and projection mapping, and then melding all of these ingredients into an interactive installation that pursues proprioceptive experiences.

Jason Haggerty is a visual artist based on the Gold Coast and is currently completing his honours year at Queensland College of Art, Gold Coast. The central concern of his research is the growth and rapid evolution of cyberspace, the ways in which intense streams of information are shifting the nature of human interaction, concepts of self, popular culture, social networks, advertising, and the duality of online and offline presence and the overlapping of online content into real life. Utilising technology and new medias such as motion and body tracking, video, computer software, audio synthesisers and 3D modelling/printing, Jason’s practice challenges the conceived notions of art making, with installations and digital sculptures that place the viewer’s experience as paramount.

 

Exhibition Opening: Saturday 1st August, 5-8pm

Essay by Kate O’Connor