In 2018 UTV embarked on an artist in residence program with Georgie Pinn, in collaboration with Bunjil Place and City of Greater Dandenong. The residency explored how artists can use Interact.in-place (www.interact-in.place) to interact with public audiences, this residency was the first step in an iterative process to develop interactive projects and content for public space.
About Georgie Pinn
Georgie Pinn is a well-recognised Australian digital artist (www.electric-puppet.com.au) with a long list of achievements. Georgie’s most recent and on-going work, ‘Echo” was developed last year during a 3-month residency at the Cube, QUT. Echo is an immersive artwork that takes the form of an interactive booth-based installation. The work is user-speciﬁc, relational and explores notions of connection through an interactive exchange of personal narrative. Touch screen, real-time facial tracking technology combines animation, storytelling, and portrait to highlight intersections between strangers. Echo has been presented with an honorary mention for the interactive art award at Ars Electronica 2018 and was also selected for ISEA 2018 in South Africa.
For the residency Georgie will be working with our network partners to develop a creative interactive outcome; support the development of a community of practice, and develop the public face of the interact-in.place platform. These outcomes will be exhibited across the network in 2019.