Isabella Williams, Materialised Interactions [×]
Materiality shapes the spaces we inhabit, and often subtle qualities of materials produce fleeting interactions and experiences. The research questions how material qualities can activate and shift an experience or encounter within an environment that has visible and invisible conditions. The research explores and responds to material through intervening with material to incite activation, framing and interaction. The research explores how tactics in stimulating materials can produce an experience with materiality.
The research project explores a range of materials in relationship to light and sound as a way of materialising subtle conditions and the immaterial qualities often unnoticed. The research considers materials as a medium of space which can hold information and narratives. Through a series of material gestures that incite materialisation of conditions, such as lighting and acoustics a shift in awareness occurs through environmental conditions interacting with materials, the project explores how materials become mediums and interfaces for past and present narratives and therefore influence an experience within the site.
Materialised Interactions is a suite of interventions located in the site of Eagles Nest bunker, within the Point Nepean National Park. It involves a series of material gestures which involve amplifying sound and light qualities within the bunkers many cavities and tunnels and openings. Through a series of framing techniques where materials are introduced, and responded to, based on their material properties and juxtaposed dynamics to intensify a narrative and alter the journey through the bunkers. This project is an assemblage of materialities and narratives as it responds to existing conditions which are re-presented back into the site to draw out the past histories coalesced with existing conditions.