[ISEA95] Artist Statement: Jon McCormack — Turbulence: An Interactive Museum of Unnatural History

Artist Statement

In association with the Australian Film Commission. Projected animation from a video laser disk covers an entire wall within the space and is controlled via a small touch screen interface. Many of the objects in the installation relate in some way to the video sequences. There is no start or end to the work; as the user progresses, the software ‘learns’ about which areas the user is exploring and responds with inter-related options. Produced in association with the Australian Film Commission.

  • Jon McCormack, Australia. One of Australia’s top computer animation artists, he studied computer science at Monash University and animation at the Swinburne Film and Television School (Melbourne). His work has been exhibited at Imagina (France), Art Futura (Spain), Siggraph ’94, Centre Georges Pompidou, London Film Festival, Tate Gallery, Museum of Modern Art (New York), National Gallery of Victoria, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. He is currently a lecturer in Computer Science at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.