MicroCosmic is an immersive multimedia installation of a sparkling night sky created entirely from footage of puddles in a carpark and audio from cars on a busy road.
By pointing the camera at exactly the right moment and stretching out and layering the audio, MicroCosmic transforms the sounds and sights of a busy, truck laden, potholed highway and a mundane carpark into something else, something spooky, beautiful and almost reality. Inspired by sic fi and staring at the night sky as a kid in the country, MicroCosmic looks to the ground to look at the sky. For most of the video you’ve got no idea how you got into space, in the very final moments, the camera pulls back and the reality of the carpark emerges and the sounds of space blend back into the sounds of the highway.
MicroCosmic has been exhibited solo at Ruffian Gallery for West Projections, developed into a four channel installation at Testing Grounds and as a part of a group screening SPAN: Summer shows and screenings at Library at The Dock, Docklands curated by The Food Court ARI.
Sound design by Garth Sheridan.