You Are Here – Andrew Styan
ABOUT THE WORK
It is often said that “everything is connected” but this is sometimes difficult to imagine. You Are Here is an interactive exploratory mapping platform for making visible the invisible connections between the planetary and social systems that we are all part of and uses our lived experience to show how we are part of those systems.
A major work as part of Andrews’s PhD research completed in 2023, the installation will feature the visualised journey of a single breath or the current location of 16,000 breaths that links the personal act of breathing with the atmospheric processes of wind and rain. It will also use other examples to show the potential of future versions that will draw on the work of other artists, scientists or cultural researchers to explore diverse ways of linking us to other systems such as energy, water, food, money, history, or migration and shift the focus from the planetary scale to the local scale where we live and act.
470 Hunter St, Newcastle NSW 2300
1st - 5th November
Friday 3rd November
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Time and Date
Andrew Styan is a visual artist developing approaches for making space in an increasingly polarised world for the conversations, ideas and vision needed to address our common social and ecological crises. Building on a former career as an industrial metallurgist and lifelong interests in science and photography, his practice uses coding, data visualisation, interactivity, and mechatronics to create objects and installations that often reference natural processes and scientific principles.
Chromatic Festival and The University of Newcastle acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal Nation, Darkinjung Nation, Biripai Nation, Worimi Nation, Wonnarua Nation and Eora Nation. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.
Chromatic Festival and The University of Newcastle recognise that First Nations sovereignty was never ceded. This continent always was and always will be Aboriginal Land.
We respect their cultural heritage, beliefs, and continuing relationship with the land, and recognise that they are the proud survivors of more than two hundred years of dispossession.