ARTIST & DIRECTOR
Lynette Wallworth is an acclaimed Australian artist and director whose immersive installations and films reflect connections between people and the natural world, as well as explore fragile human states of grace.
Her work uses immersive environments, interactive technologies with gestural interfaces and narrative long form film to engage with viewers. The environments often rely on activation by the participant/viewer. The activation of the work becomes a metaphor for our connectedness within biological, social and ecological systems.
Often engaged with emerging technologies, Wallworth has previously exhibited her works—interactive installation Evolution of Fearlessness, a moving portrait of 11 women who lived beyond the state of fear (many of them political prisoners and survivors of war and trauma), and the fulldome feature Coral: Rekindling Venus, which has an accompanying augmented reality poster collection—at the Sundance Film Festival, New Frontier.
Wallworth’s film Tenderwent on to win AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards) for best televised documentary and was nominated for a Grierson Award in the UK. Collisions was edited by Tendereditor Kaz de Cinque with sound recording by Tendersound designer Liam Egan.
Wallworth’s work has shown at the World Economic Forum, Davos, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the American Museum of Natural History, New York, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, the Smithsonian, Royal Observatory Greenwich for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad; Auckland Triennial; Adelaide Biennial; Brighton Festival and the Vienna Festival among many others as well as various film festivals including the Sundance Film Festival, London Film Festival, Glasgow Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Adelaide Film Festival, and the Margaret Mead Film Festival.
Artist & Director
Awavena is a tale of metamorphosis and the second in a series of mixed reality works by legendary artist and director Lynette Wallworth. At its heart, Awavena is a collaboration between a community and an artist, melding technology and transcendent experience so that a vision can be shared and a story told of a people ascending from the edge of extinction. Explore the creation of this […]