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Dark Cartographies

Dark Cartographies is a slowly evolving meditation upon seasonal change, life after light and the occluding shadows of human influence.

Keith Armstrong and Lawrence English with Luke Lickfold

17 March - 12 April

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Dark Cartographies uses custom interactive systems, illusionary techniques and real time spatial audio that draw upon a rich array of media, including seasonal, nocturnal field recordings sourced in the Far North Queensland region and detailed observations of foliage & flowering phases. By drawing inspiration from the subtle transitions between what Europeans named ‘Summer’ and ‘Autumn’, and by including the body and its temporal disturbances within the work, Dark Cartographies creates compellingly immersive environments that wrap us in atmospheres beyond sight and hearing.

Seasonal media project collaborating scientists. Dr. Peggy Eby (Behavioural Ecologist), Tim Pearson (Ecologist), Heidi Millington (Ecologist/GIS Mapping).


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This project has been kindly assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, QUT Creative Industries. Keith Armstrong is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts.