Craig Walsh currently lives and works in Sydney, Australia. He is primarily interested in hybrid, site-specific projects and the exploration of alternative contexts for contemporary art. He often utilises projection in response to existing environments and landscapes. He works across a range of art forms including theatre, architecture, public works (permanent and temporal), gallery exhibitions, and music/arts festivals. His work has been shown in a number of national and international exhibitions and festivals.
Classification Pending is partially inspired by Walsh’s interest in the history of creature sightings documented and discussed throughout the world. It is also inspired by recent appearances of known species in densely populated urban river systems and harbours. Specifically, these events and sightings provided the source to consider how an artwork might be generated specific to a location with the ability to stimulate interest and speculation about what might exists in the unknown depths of a waterway. Further to this is an interest in how mythology and stories are generated through a specific community about a particular location. The work also raises important issues relating to how we interact with nature and the ability to simulate these types of experiences through technology.