Flowing and pulsing underfoot, this thought-provoking video installation invites audiences to peer downwards to question the rift between the natural and the artificial. Embedded into the ground in the Nerang St Precinct, Alchemic Erosion explores the role human intervention played in the formation of Gold Coast waterways. Inspired by mystical notions of alchemy and the process of turning one thing into another, this immersive piece imagines an alternate waterway where human intervention has evolved new organic forms and wildlife, entwining the fantastic and dreamlike qualities of gold with the foreshadowing of entropy.
Jason Haggerty is an immersive and interactive media artist with a penchant for real-time technologies. His works in video and large-scale interactive projection have been exhibited nationally and internationally - most notably creating a holographic VJ performance at the Rainbow Serpent Festival, and working alongside choreographer Nora Gibson to create a virtual ballet shown at The Fels Planetarium in Philadelphia.