A little throw back to a fun residency I took part in last year at Signal Art Space, Melbourne. I was one of seven artists chosen to produce a short projection piece which was screened against the windows of the Signal building for about a month in September 2017. Thank you to mentors Freya Pitt and Yandell Walton, and the City of Melbourne which oversees the commission. For more information have a look at this City of Melbourne page and the Signal tumblr.
'David Mahler is an artist best known for his vibrant, abstract art films, animations and paintings exploring human consciousness, connection and spirituality in a digital age. A University of Melbourne VCA BFA Film and Television graduate, his short films have screened at international film festivals from Canada to Russia, and he has most recently been commissioned by the City of Melbourne to partake in the 2017 Signal Screen Arts Commission. Inspired first and foremost by nature - from the micro of plankton and atoms to the macro of the solar system - Mahler’s art aims to lull viewers into a state of trance through pattern and colour.'
'‘Cosmic Echo’ by David Mahler depicts the flow of energies and by extension the element of consciousness through space, celestial bodies and forms of life. Presented as an infinite loop moving between the micro - the human eye - and the macro - a theoretical vast well of consciousness at the centre of the universe - this piece aims to present the cyclical nature of reality. The first half of the film depicts abstracted representations of creation, before flipping, reversing and playing out the inevitable destruction.
David animated this piece using a mixture of mediums, including spray paint, digital animation, traditional animation and film.'