Location: Melbourne, Australia
Completion date: 2023
Studio JT Pty Ltd
Festival Art Director
Studio John Fish
Breathing new life into an old dead tree, Pneuma uses mist and light affixed to the limbs of tree to periodically erupt with a dynamic canopy. The tree itself has an almost spiritual presence at the site and for the attendees of Pitch music + Arts festival and has served as a meeting place for years.
Wayfinding - turning an iconic site object into something even more memorable. Easy to find at night and provide a welcome respite from the heat of the day.
Due to the organic nature of the trees form, the process was more about designing an install strategy than a rigid schematic for the artwork. As the install period was short, this meant developing an array of options employable under difficult circumstances (working at height in windy conditions).