Friday, September 2, 2016

Town Hall Gallery artist in residence

Undertaking an ‘artist in residence’ at Town Hall Gallery, Pierre Proske is creating a site-specific temporary sculptural installation Pula Pod, in the Hawthorn Civic Space (corner of Glenferrie and Burwood Road, Hawthorn). Pula Pod is a series of modular, solar powered electronic devices that communicate water consumption in a playful and creative way. The work will recall the chorus of frogs once abundant in local waterways.

Not your average artist's studio
Pierre is an Australian artist intrigued by the pervasiveness of technology in science and culture and its relationship to nature. After years of juggling parallel interests in technology and the arts, Pierre has taken on the ambitious task of exploring the dialectic between the synthetic and the organic, and harnessing machines into exploring new aesthetics. Pierre has exhibited in Australia, Sweden, Bhutan, Peru, Canada, Iceland, Brazil, Japan, Austria and the Netherlands.

Pierre's residency forms part of the Droplet Project a series of free immersive workshops exploring multimedia arts, nature, ecology, water and our special local frogs. To find out more information click here.

Stay tuned to find out when this installation will be installed.