21 June – 7 July 2024 View Events View map
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JOEL ZIKA

JOEL ZIKA

presented as part of ISEA2024 EVERYWHEN

Breakwater is an installation of animated light sculptures inspired by the tributaries and water infrastructure surrounding the Turrbal: Maiwar or Brisbane River region. These digital sculptures use unique technology to make objects appear to float in front of audiences, allowing new and unique engagements for audiences of all ages. Joel Zika’s intricate 3D animations will shine brightly during the early afternoon and through the night to create an abstracted series of illusions inside the shopfronts of Southport. The content will showcase the hidden components that bring water to the community and the natural systems that they link to.

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JOEL ZIKA

Dr. Joel Zika is an immersive media specialist who studies the entertainment industry and creates contemporary design works from that research. Joel has led projects in virtual reality film, documentary, interactive animation and public installation for over 15 years. A key aspect of his research and future endeavors lies in the application of game engines for the location-based entertainment sector and virtual production. His work features in the books ‘Darkness and Light in Australia Art’ and ‘Digital Light’ from Fibreculture books. biggerDr. Joel Zika is an immersive media specialist who studies the entertainment industry and creates contemporary design works from that research. He holds a PhD from Swinburne University in Melbourne for which he was granted an Australian Postgraduate Award. Joel’s dissertation focused on dark rides and what the history of indoor ride design can teach contemporary media producers. The study used cutting edge virtual reality technology to examine artifacts of historic entertainment then built unique interactive outcomes from that research. As a media designer Dr. Zika has led projects in virtual reality film, documentary, interactive animation and public installation for over 15 years. Recently his creative works have screened at the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech, Federation Square in Melbourne and Dark Mofo in Hobart. A key aspect of his research and future endeavors lies in the application of game engines for the location-based entertainment sector and virtual production. His work features in the books ‘Darkness and Light in Australia Art’ and ‘Digital Light’ from Fibreculture books.

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Free Event

Nerang StreetSouthport CBD QLD 4215

Friday 21 Jun5PM – 9:30PM
Saturday 22 Jun5PM – 9:30PM
Sunday 23 Jun5PM – 9:30PM
Friday 28 Jun5PM – 9:30PM
Saturday 29 Jun5PM – 9:30PM
Sunday 30 Jun5PM – 9:30PM
Friday 05 Jul5PM – 9:30PM
Saturday 06 Jul5PM – 9:30PM
Sunday 07 Jul5PM – 9:30PM
All times are QLD AEST

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