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Ember is an immersive installation that evokes an awareness of natural ephemera and the cycles of growth and renewal that surround us every day.
Created by Lumiforms, the installation was installed as part of Parco Techni at the iconic Cathy Freeman Park in Sydney Olympic Park. Twenty upright timber nodes, blackened by charcoal using an ancient Japanese technique known as ‘Shou Sugi’, evoke the feeling of wandering through an Australian bushland environment. At night, pulsing lights emanate from the centre of each node: a semi-translucent cube that has been individually cast from the charred timber itself to create the illusion of a glowing ember. Arranged in an organic undulating form, the nodes offer a guiding light for people as the flickering light appears to jump between them.
Combining the old and the new, Ember seeks to rekindle our connection to Australia’s unique natural environment.