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StellrScopE Artworks by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Travelling Exhibition Guide Supported by CSIRO and the Centenary of Canberra www.stellrscope .com


Artworks Background StellrScope is the work of artist, Eleanor Gates-Stuart, recipient of the Centenary of Canberra Science Art Commission and CSIRO Science Art Fellow. StellrScope celebrates the story of wheat innovation in Australia from the days of wheat experimentalist, William Farrer to the outstanding research of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) today. Eleanor’s research is based on findings in the archives of the National Library of Australia, CSIRO’s Food Futures Flagship, Computational Informatics, the High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre, the Australian national Insect Collection and the National Film and Sound Archives of Australia. The StellrScope catalogue contains many artworks and photographs produced during the project with resulting works available for exhibition and publication. Collaborating exhibition venues include Questacon, Craft ACT Design Centre and the CSIRO Discovery Centre. Contact: Phone: +61 0405 121 569 Email: stellrscope@stellrscope.com www.stellrscope.com

Concepts Visitors will discover an artistic interplay of scientific images relating to Australian wheat through playful interactive exhibits, 3D holograms and a collection of printed artworks. Themes include: • William Farrer • Seed development and growth • Pests • Bread and cereals • Future food • Data technologies and bioinfomatics Audience StellrScope is for all ages. Topics vary in complexity to allow for exploration and interaction Exhibition Arrangements Floor space relevant to exhibit requirements Hard level floor and minimum gallery height of 2.6 metres One day installation using venue technicians One day dismantle using venue technicians Host Venue Hire fee, freight, insurance, installation and dismantle Pallet Jack and Storage space for crates

StellrScope, the Centenary Science Art Commission, is a Centenary of Canberra project proudly supported by the ACT Government and the Australian Government


StellrLume Domes (x2) StellrLume Domes: Hemispherical Projection System Projector is inside the dome Each dome set-up requires: Kinect camera Mini Mac Software program for content Projector StellrScope Video (4 mins)

StellrLumĂŠ Team Eleanor Gates-Stuart - Artist & Producer Matt Adcock - Interaction Design Engineer David Feng - Software Engineer David Lovell - Transformational Bioinformatics Leader Sherry Mayo - Research Scientist Chuong Nguyen - Quantative Imaging Pufferfish UK


Stellr’Lumarca

Stellr’Lumarca: Volumetric Display Set-up requires: Frame Construction Mini Mac Software program for content Projector Ipod or USB Player + speakers Content data (2 mins loop)

Stellr’Lumarca Team Eleanor Gates-Stuart - Artist & Producer Matt Adcock - Interaction Design Engineer Dulitha Ranatunga - Software Engineer David Lovell - Transformational Bioinformatics Leader Jose jimemez-Berni - Research Scientist Marlene Radice - Composer


Spotlight on Wheat Interactive Floor Projection Set-up requires: Kinect camera Mini Mac Software program for content Projector Curved mirror Floor tiles Wheat Video (2 mins)

Spotlight Team Eleanor Gates-Stuart - Artist & Producer Matt Adcock - Interaction Design Engineer David Feng - Software Engineer David Lovell - Transformational Bioinformatics Leader Sherry Mayo - Research Scientist Chuong Nguyen - Quantative Imaging


StellrLume 3D Holograms Six 3D Holograms Set-up requires: Lighting Display stands or wall space Dim lighting environment

Hologram Team Eleanor Gates-Stuart - Artist & Producer Sherry Mayo - Research Scientist Chuong Nguyen - Quantative Imaging


StellrLume - Hot Seeds Artworks Set-up requires: Lighting Display stands or wall space Framing - various sizes

Visual Image Team Eleanor Gates-Stuart - Artist & Producer Sherry Mayo - Research Scientist Chuong Nguyen - Quantative Imaging


StellrLume ‘Slices of Man’ Six Wall Sculptures Set-up requires: Lighting Wall space Invisible hanging fixtures

Texture Team Eleanor Gates-Stuart - Artist & Producer Iain Stuart - Technical Assistant Kane Stuart - Casting


3D Titanium Insects 12 Titanium Bugs Set-up requires: Display Case with lighting Secure space

Bugs Team Eleanor Gates-Stuart - Artist & Producer Sherry Mayo - Research Scientist Chuong Nguyen - Quantative Imaging Chad Henry - Titanium Manufacturing


StellrLume Catalogue StellrScope Catalogue Eleanor Gates-Stuart 44 Pages + 2 6-page pull-outs Contributing writers essays Published by CSIRO Text in English and Chinese Sponsored by Farrer Trust

StellrScope Catalogue Eleanor Gates-Stuart Printed in Australia


StellrLume Exhibit Descriptions StellrLume Domes The StellrLumé Domes installation, StellrScope, uses Spatial Augmented Reality (SAR) techniques to bring computer graphics into the human-scale physical environment. In order to facilitate interaction between the graphics and visitors, overhead depth cameras are used that sense red, green and blue as well as distance for every pixel. Custom software then extracts the human form, such as hands, over the top of the projection surface. Elements of the digital content are selected based on where ‘virtual shadows’ land. The audience must become active participants in order to experience the entire narrative. See more: https://vimeo.com/72396954 Stellr’Lumara

The Stellr’Lumara installation is a volumetric display for seeing 3D images and motion. It consists of a frame with lots of strings placed in a grid formation. Custom software creates an image in a series of vertical strips which are a few pixals wide and each strip corresponds to a single string on the Stellr’Lumarca. The strings are precisely aligned to the projector to create the 3D images and motion. Other information: http://lumarca.info/about.html Spotlight on Wheat The Spotlight on Wheat installation uses Spatial Augmented Reality (SAR) techniques to bring digital video content, a wheat field and micro CT seed scans, into the human-scale physical environment. In order to facilitate interaction between the graphics and visitors, overhead depth cameras are used that sense red, green and blue as well as distance for every pixel. Custom software then extracts the human form, body shapes, over the top of the floor projection surface. Elements of the digital content are selected based on where ‘virtual shadows’ land. The audience must become active participants in order to experience the floor spotlights. StellrLume 3D Holograms The StellrScope holograms use 3D data as the foundational component of the hologram. Using CT scans of wheat, seeds and animated images, the 3D model data is broken down into subsets for each hogel (a three dimensional pixel). Each digital hologram is composed of thousands of hogels. The hologram of the 3D model is created by recording interference patterns of two laser beams. Interference patterns are composed and recorded in the photo polymer film. This completes the process for just one hogel, so it is repeated for each subsequent hogel until the hologram is complete. The hologram records and processes the film and is ready to be viewed. StellrLume Collection of Prints StellrScope images have been digitally composed from original documentary video, photographs, drawings and text produced during the Science Art residency at CSIRO, based at the Computational Informatics Division and the Food Futures Flagship. Information was drawn from the National Library of Australia, the Farrer Memorial Trust, National Film and Archives of Australia and in collaboration with CSIRO scientists. The images are produced with archival inks on Hahnemuhle paper from an a large format printer. See more: http://www.stellscope.com StellrLume ‘Slices of Man’ The ‘Five Slices of Man’ wall based sculptures are life size in scale and consist of light resin based material showing large bubble type holes. This work relates to the health benefits of eating bread and draw interest in the research of texture in commercial baking processes, in particular, air holes. More information: http://stellrscope. com/2013/07/28/sliced-bread-human-loaf/

3D Printed Titanium Insects ‘Collection to Collective’ is a series of 3D Printed Titanium Insects which are a result of researching the weevil insect as part of the StellrScope Wheat Science Art Commission at CSIRO. The insects brought together expertise across CSIRO, including the Australian National Insect Collection, Computational Informatics and Future Manufacturing. The insects were achieved by advanced scanning techniques and Micro CT imaging. More images can be seen here: http://eleanorgatestuart.com/insects/3d-printed-titanium-bugs/ StellrLume Catalogue The StellrScope catalogue contains further information about the Centenary of Canberra Science Art Commission, including information about the artist and an insight to the stunning artworks created during the CSIRO residency. It includes written contributions from collaborating scientists, experts in the field of visual arts, Questacon, the Farrer Memorial Trust and the Centenary of Canberra. A digital version is available to see: http://issuu.com/ eleanorgatestuart/docs/stellrscope-catalogue_single_pages_


StellrScope Exhibition Guide