Posted: Wednesday, 26 August 2020
As part of 2020 SALA Festival, Access2Arts partnered with the Adelaide City Library to host the inaugural Disabled Artist in Residence. The 2020 resident was Adelaide-based artist DJ Tr!p.
From 03 to 18 August 2020 Tr!p stepped beyond his roots as a composer and electronic musician, turning his attention to exploring spatial projection mapping and augmented reality using an exciting new digital tool, the Lightform LFC kit.
“The artist residency has been very beneficial for me.” said artist Tyson Hopprich who performs and creates work as DJ Tr!p. “It has allowed me the time and headspace to create, explore and deploy new innovative installation artworks using the Lightform technology.”
The artist residency […] allowed me the time and headspace to create, explore and deploy new innovative installation artworks using the Lightform technology.
Responding to the current global experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tr!p’s artworks drew on historical ideas and images of plague and sickness translated by his own pop-art, hip-hop and anime sensibilities.
These influences can be seen in the four artworks that came out of the residency period of investigation.
The Mists of Miasma, DJ Tr!p, 2020
The Jesus of Wuhan, DJ Tr!p, 2020
Ring-O-Rosie, DJ Tr!p, 2029
Catch Me. I’m Your Disease, DJ Tr!p, 2020
In summing up the residency experience DJ Tr!p said, “The residency has also up-skilled me to be able to facilitate the teaching of this technology for future […] workshops.”
The residency has also empowered me to explore my passion for graphic design again and to present new works in which I am very proud of.”
The residency has also empowered me to explore my passion for graphic design again and to present new works in which I am very proud of.