The impermanence of life is a major theme within Yandell Walton’s practice, creating installations that have a tension between the material and immaterial. Often working with architectural spaces or objects and combining them with projected images her immersive installations blur the actual and the virtual through the representation of light, time, shadow and figures. Interested in creating work that stimulates individuals both intellectually and emotionally, her work utilises the medium of projection to highlight ephemerality.
The 3 month residency will allow time to develop my practice using new technology in particular 3D scanning and printing, focusing on the degradation effects of mobile scanning technology. My interest in exploring the potential of these technologies will allow me to understand the possibilities and limitations to create a new body of work to further investigate notions of impermanence, especially in relation to the natural world and climate change.
Yandell lives and works in Melbourne, her work has been exhibited regularly in non-traditional and public spaces both in Australia and Internationally. In 2015 she completed a Masters of Fine Arts at Victorian College of the Arts. Her work has been part of Light City Baltimore (2016), Digital Graffiti Florida (2015), Experimenta Speak to Me (Melbourne & Brisbane 2012-14), VIVID Festival Sydney (2013), ISEA (International Symposium of Electronic Art 2013) and White Night Festival Melbourne (2013/15).
This residency is generously supported by a Special Study Program (Long), VCA & MCM Faculty Research Grant, the University of Melbourne.