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    Cameron Robbins
    Structure of Vortices, 2012

    Commissioned by Digital Harbour, Docklands.

    Art Consultant and Project Manager - Global Art Projects.

    Looping over 5 hours each night, the artwork is projected onto the windows at 990 LaTrobe St Melbourne as a permanent art installation. Using two 8000 ANSI lumen projectors and display programming, it is automated to start at a different point each time, and to follow seasonal light variations.

    The work presents the intrigues of energy flow through a whirlpool. In a transparent cylindrical tank, fresh water rotates and forms a vortex at different speeds. By adding inks, all kinds of structures are revealed, reminiscent of other parts of the natural world - galaxies, exploding stars, weather, tornadoes, insects. This is the fractal nature of the Universe, where a studio vortex behaves with as much startling complexity as its larger cousins.

    The footage was all captured live, directly from a 160 litre water vortex chamber - real time with no digital effects or CGI. Shot on high resolution ’RED’ cinema camera, Structure of Vortices is a 50 minute film.

    Cameron Robbins, 2012

    Further photographs, video and information can be found at cameronrobbins.com/structure-of-vortices/

     

    Cameron Robbins

    Structure of Vortices

    990 LaTrobe St, Melbourne

    2012