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Hallucinations or video projections?

Hallucinations or video projections?

Last weekend’s Splendour in the Grass was packed full of contemporary installation art. As I strolled up the long dirt path to the amphitheatre I discovered the most awe-inspiring phenomenon. Shadows fell on two of the large trees making them appear as though they had faces. I stopped and watched as one of the tree faces blinked, moved his lips and looked around. The size and impact of the spectacle stopped my fellow Splendour-goers in their tracks.

It turns out, the concept had evolved out of the first ever Woodford Folk Festival 15 years ago. “Humannature” is a project from digital artist Craig Walsh. It explores the relationship between people and their surrounds at Woodford. “Trees by day mutate into monumental portraits at night, instilling a surreal form of organic surveillance, watching over the site and those who occupy it.” (http://www.digitalodyssey.com.au)

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