The commissioned work is titled ‘Wind of Lilydale’ and is created to engage the audience in a mesmerizing play of light, which transforms the new train station into a major landmark featuring this dynamic, and multi-faceted digital artwork. The artwork is created from the analysis and artistic interpretation of vast datasets and will be a direct interpretation of Melbourne’s (famously erratic) weather patterns. Data is gathered from weather monitoring equipment capturing wind speed, direction, gust patterns, and temperature, and processed through a unique algorithm specifically designed for the commission.
The resulting artwork streams this data into experimental fluid motion aesthetics – a unique visual interpretation of the fluidity of interactions between the environment and the city. ‘Wind of Lilydale’ showcases a masterful utilization of cutting-edge artificial intelligence technologies and scientific tools of data analysis in a mesmerizing and meditating artwork. The fluidity of the visual patterns not only perform a digital simulation of wind data, but also represent the many interlocking layers of nature, humanity, and technology. Creating an illusion of architectural multi-dimensionality and emphasizing our embeddedness in nature, ‘Wind of Lilydale’ presents an entirely new and poetic way of re-locating ourselves in the world in relation to the urban and environmental factors.