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The Totem Project - Lake Tyrell

James Tapscott | 2021.08.24

An early installation artwork by James Tapscott - the Totem Project travelled to various locations around Victoria, Australia and was installed for one night in each site to be documented with photography. The work is a 4 meter high light piece - representing a totem, as if a monument to a future civilization now lost in time.  Lake Tyrell has become a special site for me to work and this was my first experience there. 

The Totem Project - Lake Tyrell
James Tapscott
 | 2021.08.24

James Tapscott is an Australian contemporary land artist and pioneer of experimental light. His work is primarily outdoors, and site-responsive, though also encompasses sculpture and photography. His collaborative approach to working with a particular site creates a carefully constructed sensory experience for the viewer. The experience is designed to be subliminal, non-objective, and to create a heightened understanding of natural phenomena and our ability to transcend traditional modes of perception. Having worked with the medium of light and as a land artist for over a decade, James has exhibited major projects throughout Australia and internationally, mostly throughout Asia. James has also recently completed high profile permanent public commissions in Perth and Shenzhen, China and is currently producing new works for installation in Chengdu and Perth. He has recently completed a research based residency in the USA, hosted by the MCA Boulder, Colorado. Recent exhibitions include the Changwon Sculpture Biennale in Korea, and the festival of Islamic Art in Sharjah UAE.

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