Nathan Starchild – Portfolio
Pleaidian Oasis was an interactive light installation exhibited at Burning Man, NV, USA in 2017. Starchild was awarded a Black Rock City Honorarium Grant for this piece which mapped out the stars of the Pleiades spread across 50m on the desert floor. Incorporating elements of costume and performance, the installation was tended to by the “Light Being” who interacted with participants and ensure that the piece was a safe space for people in all phases of consciousness. See here for more information.
Reflection/Connection is a participatory community art project, an exercise in collective memory making for this time in isolation. Click here to participate and follow @reflectionConnectionProject on Instagram to see the results. Reflection/Connection was exhibited as part of the Creative Code Art Visual Showcase September 2020
Moonbase was an interactive light installation exhibited at Burning Seed, NSW, Australia in 2018. With Starchild as lead artist, Moon Crew were awarded a Burning Seed Large Art Grant to produce this piece. In keeping with the event theme of “Ancient Future”, the Moonbase was conceived as a mysterious piece of forgotten technology that projects the moon into the sky, tended to by an ancient order of “Moon Guardians”. Participants could interact with the piece through a series of control units each presenting an enigmatic array of switches, buttons and knobs which controlled the lighting on the 7 geometric pieces as well as the lights inside the Moon Guardian costume.
rainbowHelix is an experiment in using the web as a platform for interactive animation. Built using p5js the animation runs in a simple canvas element, with 6 sliders to control parameters. There is no explanation or instructions, you must experiment and explore in order to discover. Click below to try it out!
Wayfinder’s Project was an interactive light installation exhibited at Confest, NSW, Australia in 2019. The installation comprised a series of geometric structures scattered around the festival as landmarks to help participants navigate the site and to serve as meeting points.
Temple of Lilith
The Temple of Lilith was built for Newkind festival in Tasmania, Australia in 2017 in dedication to the balance of Masculine and Feminine. In alignment with the “zero waste” policy of the event, it was constructed from recycled bamboo and fallen branches found on site. Participants were welcomed to decorate the space as they saw fit and to hold ceremonies and workshops in the space.
spiralGenerator is a piece of generative code art. Based around simple algorithm for drawing logarithmic spirals, users can navigate a 12-dimensional parameter space rendered in real time. spiralGenerator is released as free and open source software here.
Inner Childcare is an interactive performance piece that has been presented at Confest (NSW, Australia), Subsonic (NSW, Australia) and other events. Participants have the experience of their inner child being nurtured through face paint, arts and crafts, bubbles and joy.