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Upcoming interactive installation
International Symposium of Electronic Art
June 14 -[masked]
Parramatta Hub, Parramatta
Commissioned by ISEA2013 Sydney

ISEA Bright Future is a kinetic sculpture about communal electricity generation and cooperation in biological organisms.

ISEA Bright Future uses custom 5 modified stationary bicycles on training stands in a semi-circle to generate audiovisual rhythms that audiences may actively "play" as an audiovisual instrument that visually models this and sonically models this. The interactive installation explores embodied energy and ecological sustainability - both as it is powered solely by participants' peddling and through biomimesis of bioluminescene, especially that of fireflies and how they synchronise their flasing. The title is pronounced "I See A Bright Future" as it explores the role of cooperation and negotiation in producing a future that will be dominated by how 'brightness' (ie lights/energy) is produced. ISEA Bright Future is a companion piece to Wodak's installation Facing Futures Free From Fear, about speculative futures and defuturing in relation to climate change, on at the same time in Sydney (May 22 - June 14).

ISEA Bright Future is a collaboration between Josh Wodak and Magnificent Revolution Australia, produced through Artist Residencies at SCANZ: 3rd Nature at Parramatta Artist Studios and supported by ISEA2013 Sydney, Parramatta City Council and ARTcycle.


Josh Wodak - Concept, Artistic Director, Lighting Design, Sound Design, Production Manager
Carli Leimbach - Creative Producer
Greer Allen - Associate Producer
Rohan Story - Electrical Engineer, Programmer, Bicycle Generator Designer, Fabricator
Grant Moxom - Production Assistant
Andrew Hornblow - Consultant Electrical Engineer and Programmer 

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  • Gilbert

    Go and see this! It lives up to the hype. Lots to see and do and the Parramatta local is well worth a visit.

    June 14, 2013

    • Gilbert

      On for one more night satay/Saturday:-) 15th.

      June 14, 2013

  • Ian W.

    What is the address? What does it cost? Could I record an interview for my podcast?

    May 26, 2013

    • Josh W.

      it doesnt cost anything - all the Electric Nights events are free

      June 12, 2013

    • Josh W.

      address is Parramatta River Foreshore, parramatta - there are artworks all up and down this Foreshore

      June 12, 2013

  • Rob W.

    Sorry can't come to this one. Would like to have been able.

    June 10, 2013

  • Gilbert

    Willing to change this to the Saturday if more people can make it.

    May 26, 2013

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