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Invisible by Night

Invisible by Night is an interactive video installation by Lynette Wallworth which responds to touch and presents a projection of a life–sized woman whose eternal pacing can be quietly interrupted by the viewer.

Commissioned originally for The Melbourne Festival 2004‚ in response to the layered history of the site of Melbourne’s first morgue, Lynette Wallworth chose to create a piece about the process of grief and loss, and the transient nature of compassion.

Invisible by Night builds gesture into its interactive structure to create powerful emotional connections with the viewer. The piece signals our neglect of ‘histories of site’ through our more immediate lack of compassion for those who suffer among us. Its attention to the transient beauty of compassion and interaction traverses boundaries of urban community and history.


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Invisible by Night

Lynette Wallworth
2004

Invisible by Night is an interactive video installation by Lynette Wallworth which responds to touch and presents a projection of a life–sized woman whose eternal pacing can be quietly interrupted by the viewer.

Commissioned originally for The Melbourne Festival 2004‚ in response to the layered history of the site of Melbourne’s first morgue, Lynette Wallworth chose to create a piece about the process of grief and loss, and the transient nature of compassion.

Invisible by Night builds gesture into its interactive structure to create powerful emotional connections with the viewer. The piece signals our neglect of ‘histories of site’ through our more immediate lack of compassion for those who suffer among us. Its attention to the transient beauty of compassion and interaction traverses boundaries of urban community and history.

  • Credits

    Invisible by Night was created by Lynette Wallworth in 2004. Commissioned by Experimenta.org. Produced by Forma.

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Lynette Wallworth, Invisible by Night, 2004. Image courtesy of Festival d’Aix en Provence.

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Lynette Wallworth is an Australian artist whose practice spans video installation, photography and short film, and whose work has been shown in festivals from Vienna to Sundance, from the Lincoln Center to the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Her work movingly explores the relationship of between ourselves and nature, how we are made up of our physical and biological environments – even as we remake the world through our activities.

Previous presentations

2009

Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum, Adelaide, Australia

2008

Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, New York, USA
Festival d’Art Lyrique, Aix-en-Provence, France

2007

National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK

 

2006

New Crowned Hope Festival, Wien, Austria

2004

The Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne, Australia

Background image: Lynette Wallworth, Invisible by Night, 2004. Image courtesy of Festival d’Aix en Provence.