Art in Place: Confluence
Commissioned by the City of Melville Arts and Events​ for their inaugural Art in Place temporary public art program. Ran 21st-24th of June 2018.

Confluence: the place where two rivers flow together and become one larger river (Cambridge English Dictionary)

The confluence of the Swan (Derbarl Yerrigan) and Canning (Djarlgarro Beelier) rivers is both the location for this project and a metaphor for the coming together of cultures and mediums that the project involves.

Kam​barni (Kamsani Bin Salleh) is a Perth-based artist and illustrator descended from the Ballardong Noongar people of the South West and the Nimunburr and Yawuru people of the Kimberley. He believes in the importance of cultural preservation and expression while also challenging the notion of culture being trapped in the past. His artworks reflect an appreciation for the natural world emerging from both a cultural and biological fascination, often stylistically modernising ancient stories as well as attempting to re-contextualise Eurocentric works from an Indigenous perspective.

VJzoo​ (Kat Black​ & Jasper Cook​) are artists who work mostly in digital media, especially projection. Themes they often explore with their work are memory, the night and a sense of wonder.

In their collaboration, paint becomes pixels, pixels become beams of light.

The canvas was a flotilla of boats of all shapes and sizes - a community of river users brought together within the projection, becoming part of the artwork itself.

Thanks to South of Perth Yacht Club​ for all the help and the boats! :D
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