CONCEAL is a fusion of digital and organic materials and processes, it uses digital methods to highlight hidden organic structures. CONCEAL affords audiences the unique opportunity to experience and engage with layers of physicality not often available to us in our daily lives. This artwork features photographs taken under microscope of biological samples that were collected from significant Melbourne (Australian) ecosystems. The video is formed from generative computer animations of the biological imagery. Ultimately, CONCEAL reveals hidden structures from our surrounding natural environment. In making this artwork, PluginHUMAN aims to foster empathy between people and our natural world in order to encourage action on climate change.
PluginHUMAN (Betty Sargeant and Justin Dwyer) are a multi-award-winning art-technology duo featuring artists Justin Dwyer and Betty Sargeant. They create memorable human-digital-environmental immersive art installations.
Betty Sargeant is currently a mentor for the Centre for Projection Art residency program.