Touchy-feely about his art
NEW media artist Clinton Freeman wants you to please touch his artwork.
The interactive exhibition Inertia at KickArts Contemporary Arts is a combination of science and hands-on fun in the form of dozens of beach balls filled with lights.
“Inside the balls is an accelerometer, some batteries and lights. When they move fast they glow brighter, so you need to go in and expend some effort to get something out of the exhibition,” Freeman said.
“The exhibition was kind of reflecting on how you need to expend a bit of effort in a community to get something out of it.”
He said he hoped people would “have a bit of fun” with the artwork in the same way his own child delighted in the creation of the work.
“My daughter is really excited about it; she keeps asking when she can come to the gallery to play with it,” he said.
Inertia will officially open in Gallery Two at KickArts Contemporary Arts tomorrow from 6pm-8pm.
The exhibition will run from March 17-April 14 and entry to the exhibition is free.
HANDS-ON FUN: Cairns new media artist Clinton Freeman has opened his exhibition KickArts, featuring opaque beach balls that have lights inside. Inertia at