Jasmine Poole

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Silver Lining Documentation

2015 / Installed as part of Spectrum Now Festival on the Art Gallery Of NSW lawn (please note that the flickering present in the documentation of the clouds is due to the frequency of the lights on video and is not present in the actual installation)

Silver Lining

Interactive installation

"When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can not eat money."
- Alanis Obomsawin

Silver lining aims to bring to light the impact that just one person can have on their surrounding environment, whether that be negative or positive. The work is a sensory experience that allows a single member of the audience complete control through the simple and necessary act of breathing.

Created from predominantly recycled materials and installed in a shipping container, the work plays on ideas surrounding re-interpretation of space and materials.

Upon entering the space the viewer is surrounded by dimly lit cloud like forms, an attempt at mimicking nature, yet a comment on the kitsch and wasteful side of consumerism. In presenting familiar forms in a nonsensical material and space, it is with hope that it triggers within the viewer a reimaging of ideas.

Hanging in the middle of the space is a small black box in which an audience member is invited to breathe into. As they inhale and exhale, the intensity and pattern with which they breathe controls the brightness of the clouds.