St Paul’s Court lit up with the enchanting installation, Anachron from 13 – 22 June 2014.
The work was comprised of three sculptural shrines of handmade puppetry and electromechanical theatre in a collaboration between Papermoon Puppet Theatre from Indonesia and Melbourne-based media artists, Cake Industries.
Anachron’s illuminated sculptures were clever combinations of electromechanical mastery and kinetic technology. Each had its own identity representing past, present and future, yet together they created a circular loop of time. Like animated cabinets of curiosity, the moving sculptures were endlessly fascinating with their myriad of stimulants to feed the imagination.
“In our minds, time is not linear. Future becomes someone’s past, past has at one point been someone’s future, and all three periods overlap and intertwine in a complicated relationship that defies absolute definition.”
Anachron was created in consultation with some of The Light in Winter’s artistic and cultural groups, mentored by Papermoon Puppet Theatre and Cake Industries.
Co-commissioned by City of Melbourne through the Arts Participation Program.