sinderworld/terrasinda 2002 played with the ideas of self imposed surveillance and augmented space in the making...the making of digital songlines that map and claim land as it is travelled.


Sinderworld 2004 is made by accessible technology, with little knowledge of game design or virtual world design, This I hope questions the genre boundaries of techno-essence that has been in the past reserved for participants and makers in an ‘elite genre’.

The 2004 exploration of Sinderwrold/TerraSinda sees the development of viewer interaction/feedback.  This includes the viewers ability to add to mountainous regions simply by exploring the virtual world and leaving footprints. The 'footprint data' is then manually updated by me to visually reflect other peoples traversions.  As viewers visit particular sites more than others, mountains will either become higher (as with my initial feedback via GPS) or reduce, undoing the land mass "work" that I have done in my own travels. Location markers are lost, terrain becomes chaotic and dislocated – after all it is virtual.  The viewer is watched and the sites they explore noted.  The new terrain updates are made regularly.


The As the viewer or 'player' alters the terrain, it becomes less and less relative to the real and less connected to Sinderworld 2002.  So are virtual creations shared or are they personal? Sinderworld 2002 was a map of where I had been, a virtual space and a reflection real personal events and spaces, only relative to where I had been in my own journey. Where are you in all of this virtual creation, you are a part of it, I am a part of it. Do we literally or metaphorically share the journey?  My world may no longer exist after you are done. 

I watch you as you make your mark.

Sinderworld becomes- SINDERWORLD?







TerraSinda was most recently exhibited in 2005 at The John Curtin Gallery  for the BEAPWORKS '04 showcase during PIAF - Perth International Arts Festival.


TerraSinda has been exhibited previously at

*spECtrUm project space for DataDifference for BEAP 04


*SofA 02 Curtin University of Technology -exhibited as Sinderworld



This project is supported and sponsored by ArtsWA BEAPWORKS and OmniStar FUGRO



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