Property partner: Dunedin City Council
Wall St Mall, Dunedin
From August 5, 2016
Images: Justin Spiers
An installation in a shopping mall allowing the people of Dunedin to become immersed in - and contribute to - the echoes of people, time, and place, that construct what Dunedin is today. Echoes was a Gigcity commission.
The Echoes installation is a space for contemplation, reflection, and a sense of grounding within time and place.
The installation features an interactive digital mirror - thousands of images from decades' worth of photographic archives all swirl and shuffle to form a reflection of participants. The image of the present is constructed from the echoes of the past.
However, the installation is very much a living piece. By uploading images to Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #echoesdunedin, people can feed back into the pool of archives and have their own images appear within the installation. Joe Dixon the artist behind the work is looking forward to see how Echoes evolves “Our hope is that as time passes the balance of the old and new images begins to mingle, creating a bunch of new Echoes connecting us to our past.”
Echoes is also a showcase of the potential of Gigcity and online resources like Otago University Hocken Collection which the imagery in the work is sourced from.
Echoes has been created by creative coder Joe Dixon and Storybox a Wellington creative studio. Thanks to Otago University Library Hocken Collection.
This project was made possible by the 'Chorus and Digital Community Trust'