This December, head to Federation Square and check out Lachlan Tetlow-Stuart's new Next Wave Time Lapse work, A Someone Else's Problem Field.
A Someone Else’s Problem Field is fiction disguised as reality. It is a simple sleight-of-hand act that invokes the wonder and curiosity of childhood to re-imagine what the world is, and could be. Devised and created by Adelaide-based artist Lachlan Tetlow-Stuart, this Next Wave Time Lapse work for December takes Federation Square as its subject, and, through creative use of the Square’s live camera, morphs and warps the space’s surrounding buildings. It is, as Lachlan himself describes, a work based on childhood fantasy and the extremes of imagination.
Within my public media arts practice I’m particularly interested in stimulating the imagination of people to help them to rediscover their urban environments. By doing this, I also look to facilitate collective communal experiences that exist outside conventional arts spaces. In the tradition of many digital and non-digital public intervention artists, A Someone Else’s Problem Field is simply an illusionist magic trick that only exists as an artwork through the experience of its audience.
Lachlan Tetlow-Stuart November 2009
A Someone Else’s Problem Field
5:30pm to 6:30pm every Thursday, through December
(NOTE: Thursday 17 Dec’s screening has been moved to Friday 18 Dec)
A new work on the Big Screen at Federation Square
First screening Thursday 3 December 2009
Lachlan Tetlow-Stuart is a new media creative director, with work spanning many forms of live performance and interactive digital public events. Recent visual works include Dial D for Disaster (Format Festival 2009), Suburban Giants (Feast Festival 2008), Blink (Best of The South Australian Screen Awards 2009) and acting as the video artist on Bedroom Dancing (Come Out Festival 2009, Restless Dance Theatre).
Theatre direction credits include The Hospitality Show (2007 Adelaide Fringe Festival), MOTH (2006 Adelaide Fringe Festival) and Assistant Director on Triple Threat (2007 State Theatre of South Australia). Lachlan also reluctantly takes credit for the infamous public dance troupe The John Farnham Dance Collective, a dance posse dedicated to the resurrection of forgotten pop icons.
Image: Lachlan Tetlow-Stuart, Suburban Giants, Adelaide Feast Festival 2008. Collaboration with Jo Kerlogue. Photography by Brett Harwig. Image courtesy the City of Unley.