Animations, sound, video and music transform the exterior of the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, free for a general public audience.
No Boundaries Project brings together diversely abled artists and creative people from Penrith to work on projects and events together.
On 21 & 22 September 2012 we presented a spectacular free public event in Penrith NSW, which was the culmination of many months work. Since then we’ve been working on visual arts projects and an interactive media project called Light Rhythm Plays.
If you missed the free public event you can still scroll down to read our behind the scenes blog. You can also get hold of a DVD of the artwork soon, and contact us to find out about workshops, performances or events made by the No Boundaries Project community.
In 2012 illuminart began a new mobile AV and music development in collaboration with Music Therapy organisation, Nordoff Robbins. The purpose of the instruments is to combine interactive media, and experimental forms of music and image enjoyment with functions that have therapeutic benefits for players, and to explore some of the potential of these new instruments within the community of Penrith NSW.
The resulting instruments, known as “Light Rhythm Plays!” have had two public appearances in Penrith NSW. The first appearance was in prototype form at the No Boundaries Project event on 21 and 22 September.
Here is a youtube snapshot of the instruments being used by members of the audience, supported by illuminart’s Penrith based mobile AV trainees.
The second appearance was a feature presentation of the Penrith City’s celebration of International Day for People with Disability on 2nd December, where several music performance pieces were presented involving local musicians and volunteers from the audience.
Here is a youtube snapshot of the rehearsals held the week before the event showing the performers practising with the instruments. The video of the final performance will be completed soon and released on illuminart’s vimeo channel.
Light Rhythm Plays has been developed in partnerships supported by Penrith City Council, Arts NSW and the Australia Council for the Arts, as an extension to the No Boundaries Project.
The Travelling Angels was an extension project to No Boundaries, supported by Arts SA.
The animation of the fun angel family is from a story and illustration by SA Artist Jacek Limanowka. These characters visited Penrith as part of the No Boundaries Project in 2012, and now go on to have a life lighting up your day!
Launched on December 3rd, the No Boundaries Evaluation Report informs us of the audience and artist response to participation in the No Boundaries Project and the Joan public event in September 2012. Right click the link or image below to download a copy.
Evaluation was designed and managed by the Institute for Culture and Society, and written by Michael Volkerling, Hung-Yen Yang and Jackie Bailey. The report provides conclusions about the project and includes information on the methodology.
On December 3rd, Penrith hosted an International Day for People with disability event at St Marys Community Centre, to which an estimated audience of about 150 people attended. The highlight of the event was a showcase of Light Rhythm Plays! … Continue reading →
The Light Rhythm Plays! interactive music and media instruments that have been in development in Penrith NSW as an extension to the No Boundaries Project, will be making a performance appearance at this years International Day for People with Disability in Penrith.
Four instruments will be presented that each will be played by local musician/performers and people from the audience, for a fun interactive experience.
The event is open to the public and celebrates the community of people who live with disability and those around them who support needs, education and living. This year Penrith City Council is holding the event on Monday 3rd December at St Mary’s Memorial Hall and it will begin at 9:30 am with morning tea, with proceedings wrapping up at about 11:30 am.
No Boundaries Project at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre on 21 September. This wide shot coverage of the entire projection show is for participants who want to show their contribution to friends and family who could not attend. A shorter precis of the show, installations and behind the scenes is coming later today.
Local emerging artist / photographer Trisha Merriman did a fantastic job of capturing the fun and vibe of our wrap event for 2012, on the Platypus. Thank you Trish, and everyone else who has been part of the project!
On 21 and 22 September 2012, large scale projections transformed the exterior of Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre with animation, sound, story, music and image… This time lapse of the installations, performance and show was captured by Paul Elmer of Emu Plains.
These photos of the No Boundaries Project show and the Interactive Mobile Projections and Light Drums were taken by Lenore Betteridge, one of the mobile AV crew trained during the No Boundaries Project.
Small luminous carts added a glowing element all around the Mondo performance area, and there were smiles and laughs as people of all ages discovered that music rhythms could make light and images magically appear!
Thank you immensely to CENTURY YUASA, who have as always helped us with great advice, battery and power expertise… the mobile projection carts were fitted with long running heavy duty batteries which enabled the operation of our interactive media throughout the No Boundaries show. We are working at the edge of innovation with reliable battery support – thank you!