Art and technology will beat as one at the Adelaide Festival of Arts this month when an award winning artist and a locally based technical production company join forces to bring an art installation to life through advanced 4D technology.
Haycom Adelaide has worked with artist Lisa Roet to bring her piece ‘Heart Beat’ – an innovative 3D video installation – to life using advanced holographic technology and immersive audio design, creating a 4D experience.
Heart Beat, which will be on display at The Australian Experimental Art Foundation, is a ground-breaking immersive 4D video installation that uses the mutations of Roet’s own body to examine how cutting edge scientific technology affects humanness, raising ethical dilemmas and conversations.
The 3D digital heart hologram is made from half of the artist’s own heart, after she underwent surgery, and half of an ape’s heart. This footage, created by a digital artist, is then bought to life by Haycom Adelaide using a combination of 3D Musion technology and audio visual design, so that it looks and sounds like a real, beating heart.
At the centre of Roet’s work is the complex, yet close relationship between humans and apes. Haycom has captured the essence of the piece and used technology to complete the 4D immersion experience, carefully crafting all lighting and sound.
Artist Lisa Roet said: “Heart Beat explores the intricate link between humans and primates, and seeks to challenge the theories and relationships such as language and communication, and science and art, between humans and ‘other’ primates.
“It’s a completely captivating experience and without Haycom’s help, it would not have been possible. As an artist, the quality of my work is imperative and when looking at other suppliers, not one came close to what Haycom Adelaide could deliver.”
The team at Haycom, owners of the exclusive rights to Musion technology in Australia, were thrilled to once again work with Ms Roet.
Mario Valenti, Director and Technical Producer for Heart Beat, from Haycom Adelaide, said: “It has been a fantastic opportunity to work with Lisa and help bring her art to life. Due to the intricacy of this piece, the visual elements for the projection had to be stellar and the audio of the beating had to be engaging.
“We’ve used this advanced technology for several years, however it is still very new for people to see and experience, so has that wow factor, which many can’t believe is real.”
Lisa Roet explained further: “The technology is amazing and has that smoke and mirrors effect, which I think works so beautifully with art. It draws people in and prompts them to think about what this piece makes them feel. For me, it’s a self-portrait.”
The piece is on display now at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation as part of the Adelaide Festival until Wednesday 16 March.