.Blush wishes you a Merry Christmas! This month we were tickled pink to be able to showcase a working pilot installation of .Blush, a public artwork that makes a building blush with pleasure when it is using less than a certain amount of energy. .Blush is the concept of artist Pierre Proske, developed in partnership with Carbon Arts in 2012, thanks to an Australia Council of the Arts' R&D grant.
In a very Christmassy event for our project partners, the different solutions for making a green building blush were demonstrated - from custom made LED dots of all sizes, to thermochromic paint heated dots, to miniature flip dots. With the pink champagne flowing, we celebrated a year's hard work in the studios of Media Lab Melbourne. In 2013 we look forward to continuing our work with our project partners to see .Blush realised at scale. For more information visit: http://www.carbonarts.org/projects/dotblush/
ECHOLOGY UPDATE: Winners announced
Carbon Arts and ANAT are pleased to announce the winners of the ECHOLOGY: Making Sense of Data competition, which asked artists to envision an iconic public artwork generated by real-time data to encourage communities to embrace more sustainable lifestyles. Winners Gary Deirmendjian (Brisbane), DV Rogers (Sydney) and Natalie Jeremijenko (Melbourne) submitted exceptional concepts for each of the Lend Lease sites and we are now pursuing financing options to produce the works.
Natalie Jeremijenko's Mussel Choir (pictured), a biological, sound artwork using the movements of a mussel colony to communicate water quality improvements in the Docklands, will begin production in early 2013 and will launch in conjunction with Melbourne's new, landmark library in January 2014.
Announcing the Australian Future Foods Lab
The Australian Future Foods Lab is a new project of Carbon Arts, in collaboration with artists Steaphan Paton and Jodie Ahrens. The Lab's focus is to stimulate tastebuds and the cultural imagination to emerging food systems, starting with a focus on native foods. With our first outing at the Bundanon Future Foods Feast in September this year, the Lab is gearing up for a program of tasty events in January and February 2013 with partners the School of Life, the Sustainable Living Festival, the Australian Garden at Cranbourne, byJoost and the McClelland Gallery. Stay tuned for updates!