We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land of our country and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging for they hold the hopes, dreams, traditions and cultures of Aboriginal Australia.
Production Artist, Visual Designer, Stage Manager
Sarah’s exhibit is a piece of living installation art. Her exhibit occupies the rear face of Kensington’s staircase and utilises structural elements and textured materials to create a sculptural framework for the lighting design.
As you transition into the exhibit, the installation comes to life. The lights accentuate the angular structure and textured panels, transforming what appeared to be a jumble of bracing and rope into an iridescent sculpture. Light fills the space, dancing on the walls, embracing the audience. The musical context of the lighting design is inspired by three movements of original music and choreography by Sarah O’Neill, the absence of which highlights the art of stimulating a visceral response in audiences using light. This piece of composed theatre plays with the tension between compositional and design thinking, combining theatrical elements of music, movement,
and visual design which are explored in full as a part of her digital exhibit.