Attributions | Images of very tiny things series

Below is a list of works from the series Images of very small things, 2016, adapted from Creative Commons licensed images and the public domain. These works were originally exhibited in the exhibition No Feeling Whatsoever at CCAS City, Canberra, from 17 August – 17 September 2016.

Please feel free to use, adapt and distribute the below, under the same licence conditions: Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) or Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) as listed below.


FaustovirusBy A2-33 (Own work)
[CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Faustovirus_50Kx30SVG file conversion by Jay Kochel
[CC BY-SA 4.0]
Diatoms (Diatomeen) - fossile (fossil) - 250x (14317165248)By Picturepest
(Diatoms (Diatomeen) - fossile (fossil) - 250x)
[CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Diatoms_(Diatomeen)_-_fossile_(fossil)_-_250x_(14317165248)_50Kx40SVG file conversion by Jay Kochel
[CC BY 2.0]
Diatomee - Diatom (fossile) - 250x (14107681917)By Picturepest
(Diatomee : Diatom (fossile) - 250x)
[CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Diatomee_-_Diatom_(fossile)_50Kx40SVG file conversion by Jay Kochel
[CC BY 2.0]
Diatomee - Diatom (fossile) - Thalassiosira sp. - 400x (14281808022)By Picturepest
[CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Diatomee_-_Diatom_(fossile)_-_Thalassiosira_sp._-_400x_(14281808022)_50Kx36SVG file conversion by Jay Kochel
[CC BY 2.0]
Enterococcus faecalis20023-300By United States Department of Agriculture [Public domain]
via Wikimedia Commons
Enterococcus_faecalis20023-300_BW_50Kx32SVG file conversion by Jay Kochel
[CC BY 4.0]

Open Studio: Air Studies | Kyoto Art Center

Two months since arriving in Japan I have opened my studio to the public and presented work in progress to date. With the invaluable help of Yuki my translator, I hope that some of my time here became a little more coherent to my Japanese colleagues, and hopefully to myself. Yuki’s translations left me inwardly grinning as they seemed to range far beyond any equivalent word count to my english. Yuki later told me that she was known for her enthusiastic style of translation, I felt lucky to have had the opportunity.


Artist Talk
Date:December 20, 2014[Sat]17:00~18:00
Open Studio
December 20, 2014[Sat]- December 26, 2014[Fri]10:00~20:00
Kyoto Art Center Studio 4




Open Studio Room Guide | Kyoto Art Center

Open Studio | Kyoto Art Center

Air Renders | 3D Mapping

Progressing towards more experimentation with mapping air, I have been testing the 3D scanner on some of these inflated and suspended objects. Ideally the object to be scanned should not be highly reflective or translucent. The golden ‘space blanket’ fails on both counts but the results were still useable. The initial scanning results, with a bit of mesh patching, can be seen below. The 3D model below is of the pictured object. The image is work in progress of an installation for an Open Studio to the public. The installation included a projection of the rendered 3D model taken from the interior golden object. The video can be seen below.


The video below is a rendering of the above scanned object. Referencing the ‘dry landscape’ gardens (karesansui 枯山水) found in many zen Buddhist temples throughout Japan. This was projected onto the windows of my second story studio space, and best viewed from the building’s exterior.
At the time this work was being produced, the spaceprobe Rosetta was making a rendezvous with the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko (67P) and along with its lander module Philae, was producing mapped images of the surface of the comet. These images of the comet, along with the stone garden at Ryōan-ji, Kyoto, work as inspiration for the work.

Studio 4 – Golden Bower | Kyoto Art Center

Week 5 in the studio. I am laying out my golden bower. Most of it will be packed or discarded in preparation for my installation in the space in 3 weeks. I have felt like nothing has been achieved, so this gives me a sense of volume at the very least. Work on the spacesuit in the foreground marches on but I am not optimistic it will be finished for the open studio. I have been waiting for Yodobashi to deliver my 200 metres of hemp rope in preparation for my installation.


Golden air: video studies of air and space

The first few weeks of my residency have seen me absurdly tossing space blankets around the studio capturing video. The idea of capturing some memory of the air in time and space often puts my body in relation to these spectral golden forms.


Studio 4|Kyoto Art Center

Day One: Studio 4 | Kyoto Art Center

Asialink and the Kyoto Art Center are hosting me here in Kyoto with a wonderful light filled studio in the old Meirn Elementary School []. Here is the studio, uninterrupted. I like that there is an optional shoe wearing discretion. In many places in Japan, shoe wearing is definitely not invited.


Studio 4 | Kyoto Art Center

Studio 4

North Wing 2F

It is used for the orientation of volunteers and meetings of the artists. Here is the detail of Artist in Studios.

■size:51㎡ ■flooring (material):Oil wax coated timber

■note:entering with one’s shoes is available

via Floor Guide|Kyoto Art Center.

Project Funding 2014| Arts ACT

I am very grateful to Arts ACT and the Arts panel for awarding me a Project Funding Grant for 2014. The grant will contribute towards the production of a new body of work and the purchase of materials, a laboratory oven for the annealing of plastics and a studio wage. The new work will follow current research into smell, air and aroma, as elements through which concepts of the immaterial might be understood. This research will continue my fellowship research conducted at The Australian National University on smell aroma, and translation of the senses.

Arts ACT, on behalf of the ACT Government, awards many other worthy recipients as part of the annual funding round. More information can be found here.

Project Funding 2014 Arts ACT  Supported_by_ACTGovt