The Size of Air (2017)
Produced by McCarthy-Swann Projects
Queen St Mall, Brisbane.
25-27th October, 2017
The Size of Air was a large public site-specific installation, and the forth in the artist’s series of smoke rooms. A 6mx6m clear marquee was erected outside Wintergarden in the Queen St Mall, and densely filled with artificial fog. Inside the marquee were four projectors, each projecting footage of the clear blue sky. The light from the projectors combined with the natural light during the day, to produce a white/pale blue fog effect. At night, the light from the surrounding businesses in the mall combined with the projectors to produce a variety of colours, that changed with the viewer’s position within the structure.
The Size of Air was presented as half of LIGHT / AIR; a pairing of work curated by McCarthy-Swann that supports artist interventions into public space with the most ephemeral and intangible of materials. The Weight of Light by Meagan Streader, launched the project in September 2017, with a large-scale new work in Spring Hill Reservoir.