Sarah Waterson

2. Sarah Waterson, Hothouse, 2017. photo Ian Hobbs
2. Sarah Waterson, Hothouse, 2017. photo Ian Hobbs

bio:

Sarah Waterson is a new media artist whose work deals with the influence of electronic technologies on subjectivities. Over the past 20 years she has exhibited interactive environments nationally and internationally. Recent works include: Laika’s Derive (Furtherfield, London and Carriageworks, Sydney): an interspecies data mapping system to translate dog sniffs into photographs; Axle Grind (Sydney): a robotic guitar triggered by roller derby players; and 33ºSouth: a three-channel generative audiovisual installation that juxtaposes the cities of Sydney (Australia) and Santiago (Chile) using a custom-made data mapping system and database (collaboration with Juan Francisco Salazar).

statement:

My current practice centres on developing data-driven artworks that produce poetic ecologies. This work critiques traditional politics and the power dynamics of knowledge through mapping. The emergent aesthetic and sense-making behaviours of the selected datasets create a system for generating meaning. Weatherscope is a reactive weather system designed to accept data via bluetooth and generate weather based on that data. In practical terms it consists of a bluetooth-enabled arduino board with custom electronics that control mist, water (precipitation) and lighting effects in a physical space.

Hothouse | 2017

Materials | Plastic, glass, Paphiopedilum rothschildianum seedling, live weather data, custom electronics and software system
Location | Scout Hall
1. Sarah Waterson, Hothouse, 2017. photo Alex Wisser
1. Sarah Waterson, Hothouse, 2017. photo Alex Wisser

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