The Lover and the Lookout

Shades Arcade will challenge the idea of who is watching whom with an interactive project that will bring a new feeling to Splore life after dark.  Festival goers will experience a sense of unease as the notion of surveillance comes to life.

An unmanned spotlight randomly scanning a public area detects people when they walk by. The  spotlight begins to follow the people walking, soon revealing its character as it starts to play it’s own game, finding people, scanning between them, and leading them in various directions within the space.

Shades Arcade is a NZ based duo that create interactive installation works for clients and audiences, made up of the combined forces of Julieanne Eason and Carl Pavletich.

Julieanne’s artistic practice started in video and spatial design for theatre, while Carl hails from the design industry and Fab Lab community.  Together they create immersive, interactive installation experiences made possible with the use of electronics, sensors, audio visuals, 3d printing, processing and arduino.  

Their works expand the scope of contemporary artistic design and creation by using new technologies intuitively and cleverly, highlighting the inherent performative potential of any space and material.