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Sense of Place:: Cape Denison, Antarctica (2011)

Sense of Place:: Cape Denison, Antarctica from Peter Morse on Vimeo. Centrepiece: Cape Denison Triptych The centrepiece of a triptych video installation I made with Chris Henderson in 2011. WARNING: it is 33 minutes long and very slow – for a reason : it’s about looking and place and time...

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The Super 8 Epics (1977/2013)

In the late 1970’s, when I was still a kid, I really got into making Super 8 movies – and learning all about stop-motion animation and special-effects (well, in-camera ones!) My Dad borrowed various cameras for me from Mount Lawley Teachers College (now Edith Cowan University), where he was Head...

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Dawn Walk, Hinsby Beach

It was a kind of sulphurous dawn, with bush fires on the peninsular. Remarkable.  

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SYN[A]: CLAVIER À LUMIÈRES (2012)

CLAVIER À LUMIÈRES was a project undertaken with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in 2012. A performance event was held at MONA on 3-4 November 2010 – details and documentation below. Clavier à lumières – keyboard with lights, invented by Russian synaesthetic composer Alexander Scriabin. Syn[a] is a group of artist-technologists...

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Shipping Container Architecture inspired by Antarctic Bases

One of my great passions, having been involved in building a base in Antarctica – at Cape Dension, Commonwealth Bay – is sustainable environmentally-friendly architecture. The great lesson I learnt in this process is that it could be relatively inexpensive to construct interesting, aesthetic modular buildings using industrial and recycled...

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Dark Matter Aesthetics (2013)

Support materials for an Australia Council application ‘Dark Matter Aesthetics.’ Regrettably, it didn’t ‘get up’ – but it’s beautiful anyway. Music  Lux Aeterna by Gyorgy Ligeti.

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Ice-Free Antarctica: Visualization (2012)

A 3-minute visualisation of the ice-free regions of Antarctica commissioned by the Australian Antarctic Division for the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting XXXV. These regions are home to the terrestrial biodiversity of the Antarctic continent, but cover only 0.41% of the continental territory – the rest is ice. Of the 50850km2...

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Jangurna Story: Indigenous Astronomy – Fulldome

A 4 minute preview of the 20 minute ‘Jangurna Story’ – a fulldome movie exploring indigenous stories of the night sky around the Gascoyne region of Western Australia. This story – concerning ‘Jangurna’ (The Emu) has been told by community elder Stella Tittums to the historian Mary Ann Jebb –...

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Syn[a]: Visualizing Biometric Data from a Musical Performance

In December 2011 the Syn[a] Group, in concert with AARnet and the TSO, ran a 5 day workshop at the University of Tasmania Conservatorium of Music, where we visualised the biometric data of musical performers and transmitted this over high-bandwidth networks (AARNet) in stereoscopic 3D, creating an immersive augmented telepresence...