The Gertrude Association (not for profit) is a volunteer run group dedicated to exhibiting contemporary new media. Since 2008, it has produced outdoor site-specific projection-art events that exhibit professional, emerging and community artists. The Association’s premier event is the annual Gertrude Street Projection Festival. Other events have been produced in Melbourne and on King Island as part of the Tasmanian Arts Festival, Ten days on the Island. Various team members have a range of projects in development.
In case you missed the exceptional performance of Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg at Coachella this year – let me tell you a little about with Tupac has to do with the future of projection art.
If you caught a chance to see the performance they took an older performance of Tupac and Snoop Dogg and chopped it up, and had the still living Snoop dogg perform with a hologram version of Tupac.
The method to create such an effect as actually quite simple - you project an image from a computer, onto a mirror, and onto a layer of transparent film that is sightly stretched at a 45-degree angle, to give the effect of being 3D. So not quite the 3D hologram you may be similar with but still offers so many options for projection art as a whole.
This is also not the first time this hologram projection technology and music has been combined! If you keep up with the Japanese Pop scene you may have heard of Hatsune Miku, an entirely hologram pop star. Gone be the days of animation based bands that cannot play live show! Now, with the aid of projection, these digital performers tour around the world to literally thousands of audience members.
Maybe for a Gertrude Street Projection Festival in the future? Watch this space.
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Yandell’s projection work has recently been exhibited at NGV studios. Her immersive projections are part of L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Week and her short film “Shift” opens at ACMI on March 5th, 2012.
At the heart of Melbourne's arts and cultural scene, Yarra is home to an exciting range of galleries, live music venues, performance spaces, artists and community festivals Yarra Council plays a vital role in creating an environment in which arts and cultural activity can continue to flourish.
Arts Access/Art Day South is a GSPF community partner. Nebula, a project of Art Day South artists is a revolution in inclusive design. Australia’s first portable arts space meets the needs of artists with a disability, the Nebula studio adapts to the art and the artists.