Wesley Dowling is a Melbourne-based queer artist whose work encompasses lens based and interactive digital media. He creates web-browser based works that examine and queers the normative structures that are embedded in digital imaging and computing.
Mosaic is a reactive web-based site-responsive work that was developed during the Centre for Projection Art Residency Program. Digital technologies, such as network infrastructure and mobile devices, have brought about redefinitions of public space which have now become merged virtual and physical spheres. The work acknowledges this new condition of public space by fusing the virtual windows of the web browser to the physical architecture of the building through projection.
The Mosaic website is an accumulated history of the window dimensions of web browsers that interact with the site. Viewers can contribute to the work by scanning the QR code on-site with their mobile device, and then clicking or tapping on-screen. Rectangles created from the site visitor's browser dimensions will appear simultaneously on-screen and on the projected artwork. The rectangular shapes merge with other visitor's browser windows to form a moving, ever-changing colour field that will evolve during the exhibition