Metamorphosis on Mayfair

  • 22 August 2015
  • Bong Ramilo

"The ultimate, magical transformation from one entity into something completely different, Metamorphosis on Mayfair is a cross-disciplinary extravaganza where sound and movement will transform into visual art, data, projections, performance, music and back again! WarpFestival’s planned WarpMeets will merge with Darwin Community Arts project 'Asia in Darwin', in which artists from Asia are in Darwin for collaboration and exchange. " - From DCA Web SIte.

The participatory and collaborative art sessions of Metamorphosis on Mayfair were held at Mayfair Gallery, 18-21 August 2015. The sessions were for the Asia in Darwin artists, WarpFestival artists, and everyone to work together to create works of art that were exhibited and performed at the Metamorphosis on Mayfair Launch on Friday, 21 August 2015.

Leonard Reyes,  Jesus Manuel “Jess” Santiago, Tony Amaral, Etson Caminha, Mats Undén, Bong Ramilo, and worked together in exploring, creating, and changing the physical reality of the space to create a metamorphosis of art forms.

Frontline specifically developed software based on Mats Unden's concept, to create a time-lapse video that captured the process of collaborative painting. The video was played back and project on the Gallery window progressively, as frames were added. The video thus got longer as the painting developed over time. The software was developed in Processing by Bong Ramilo.