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Dates: Monday, 3 August 2020 - Tuesday, 18 August 2020

A purple and green repeating cloud pattern provides a background to the words "MIASMA" in a chunky red font, running from left to rights across the image.

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.

A green repeating cloud pattern provides a background to the words "MIASMA" in a chunky purple font, running from left to rights across the image. The Mists of Miasma, DJ Tr!p, 2020

An illustration of an illumnated person dressed in saintly robes, they wear goggles and a gas mask and make gestures with giant animated gloves. They have the logo of the Wu-Tang Clan edited to read as WUHAN in front of them against a background of red and black stripes, and a giant record. The Jesus of Wuhan, DJ Tr!p, 2020

An illustration of a grid-form figure laying face down on the ground. The words to the nursery rhyme, "Ring-o-rosie" are displayed above the figure. Ring-O-Rosie, DJ Tr!p, 2029

Six illustrated grid-form human figures in diffeerent poses, from craling and keeling on the ground to striking a range of standing poses. Each figure has a animal head each in a different colour; a blue crow, an orange dog, a ponk pig, a cream skull, a yellow insect and a purple bat. Accros the front of the image are words saying "Catch Me. I'm Your Disease,"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.

Access2Arts’ 2020 Disabled Artist in Residence was supported by the Adelaide City Library coinciding with the 2020 SALA Festival.City of Adelaide, City Library logo