PROJECT | Commission for City of Melbourne, Lightwork
LOCATION | Royal Mail House Courner of Bourke and Swanston St Melbourne
TITLE | Maxims of Behavior
IN COMPETITION | Winner of Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2008
80 colour changing LED lights, control system.
Maxims of behaviour takes its title from Lewis Carroll's dark poem phantasmagoria; an exchange between a workaday ghosts and a denizen of the city. The 1960 facade of Royal Mail House with its unusual sun-shade ledges, was fitted with with 80 computer controlled LED lights by a team of abseilers. An alpha channel derived from video footage of pedestrians passing the site was used to produce the great ghostly shadows that glide across the backdrop of shifting light. The colour and rhythm of the lights create an abstracted cinema derived from the local palate of light, shadow and movement from this central city site.
Please see link https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=hZXmn-eYffQ
Maxims of behaviour won first prize in the 2008 Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture