Melbourne City Baths, 420 Swanston St
You'll never guess what lies beneath the surface of Melbourne City Baths.
In a murky act of creative subversion, contemporary artist and White Night favourite Craig Walsh will empty the lap pool of human bathers and transform it into an aquatic breeding ground designed to generate alternative species and life forms.
Over 12 hours, a combination of 3D animation and projections will turn the otherwise pristine pool into a 30m petri dish of luminescent life forms – from the microscopic and embryonic to the mythical and magical.
Born in Orange in 1966, Craig Walsh lives and works in Tweed Heads, Australia. Craig is primarily interested in hybrid and site-specific projects and the exploration of alternative contexts for contemporary art. He often utilises projection in response to existing environments and landscapes and has worked across a range of art forms including theatre, architecture, public works, gallery exhibitions, natural environments and festivals. Craig’s work has been shown in numerous national and international exhibitions including the Setouchi Triennale, Gwangju Biennale, Jakarta Biennale XIII, Yokohama International Triennale of Contemporary Art, 01SJ Biennial San Jose, California; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Koganecho Bazaar, Japan; and Drift 08, London. Craig is currently Adjunct Professor at Griffith University.