Awareness - Aboriginal Disability Rights
The thirty 3D visual stories from across Australia provide a powerful platform for their lived experience as an Indigenous person with disability. They are not statistics, but human beings who have survived multiple discrimination. The images are 3D as the curiosity of the viewer to reach out and touch the technology should be parallel the real life experience of reaching out in an inclusive and collaborative manner to create awareness and change for the most disadvantaged amongst us.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Unfinished Business is a Social Awareness Project. The artworks have been created as 3D holographic lenticulars and the exhibition has an app for people with sensory, cognitive and learning impairments to enable inclusive engagement of the project. The exhibition creates awareness of the high rates of disability in the Australian Aboriginal community and the complexity of the political and social history which impacts on the lives of all Australians. The work was shown at the united Nations in Geneva and New York and is touring nationally.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The artworks require a power supply for the backlit screen and tablets to access the app for people with disability. Th exhibition also has a website through which all components can be accessed.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The research component of the exhibition began in 2011. Production commenced in 2012. First exhibition at the United Nations in Geneva was in September 2013. The work is currently still touring nationally and internationally for the unforeseen future. With the self narrative interviews licensed for national broadcast indefinitely as an educative tool.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Photography and Photo Manipulation Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The work uses the technology of 3D holographic lenticulars to engage audiences in an art gallery environment. The depth and smoothness of the output is premium, and can only be experienced in person. 2D and digital versions are attached to provide an indication of the final output. The use of an app to engage audiences with disability is critical to a inclusive approach which flows the mantra of the Disability Rights Movement "nothing about us without us".
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The artwork are 3D holographic style lenticuars all in backlit frames, vowed in a brightly lit room to create maximum impact. Each of the 30 artworks are 100cm x 72cm x 1.5cm in size. They are accompanied by a documentary self narrative interview. There is an app for people with disability, and DVD of the interviews and a book available in bookshops. There is also a website.
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Sustainability is three fold, environment economic and social. Currently the disadvantage contribute to society as an industry that feeds off disadvantage and is promoted in terms or weakness rather than resilience. Unfinished Business questions that, and enables victims to become survivors through self determination which is realised through their voice and stories being heard by the wider community. The images are all created in 2D and converted into 3D.
As the features of Australian Aboriginal people are unique and diverse, the greatest challenge was rendering portraits that were consistent with each persons actual individual physical traits.
TEAM MEMBERS (3) :
Belinda Mason, Dieter Knierim and Liam Knierim
Belinda Mason, Photographer, Unfinished Business
Copyrights belong to Belinda Mason Photography Pty Ltd and Knierim Brothers Productions