Melbourne-based artist Kit Webster’s multidisciplinary practice transverses sculpture, installation and new technologies, creating works for arts festivals, exhibitions, performance pieces and architectural projects.

At the forefront of digital and spatial experimentation, he has become known internationally for his hybrid sculptural forms and immersive environments that enthral through the vivid play of audio and visual sequences.

These works frequently feature animations generated through 3D projection-mapping programs and LED illuminations, and synchronised with intricate electronic sound compositions.

By combining art and design with technology in this way, Webster looks to define a new audiovisual aesthetic. Framed by the ever-increasing potential of advanced technologies, his ideas push the boundaries of new media.

Conceptually, his works are often connected to notions of physics and conceived in response to the interface of technologies and the environment. They bring into question both identified and unknown aspects of our world, and comment upon the intangible impacts of technologies that are forming a hidden fabric surrounding us.

Webster sees his artistic practice as a way of articulating in physical form the intricacies and dimensionality of shifting states of mind and matter that are being increasingly influenced by these technologies.

 

Festivals

2016: Summerwell, Bucharest, Romania

2016: VIVID, Sydney, Australia

2015: Melbourne Music Week, Former Royal Womens Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

2015: Summerwell, Bucharest, Romania

2015: White Night Melbourne, Australia

2015: Winterfest, Monash University, Clayton, Australia

2015: Sugar Mountain Festival, Melbourne, Australia

2014: BYOB, VIVID, Sydney, Australia

2014: Melbourne Music Week, Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne, Australia

2014: White Night Melbourne, Australia

2013: New York Fashion Week, Eyebeam, New York, USA

2013: VIVID, Terminal Projekt, Sydney, Australia

2013: Dark Mofo, MONA, Hobart, Australia

2012: Art in the Dark, Western Park, Auckland, New Zealand

2012: Lux, Wellington waterfront, New Zealand

2012: Arts Burst, City of Stonnington, Melbourne, Australia

2012: Rainbow Serpent Festival (VJ Set)

2011: Scopitone, La Fabrique, Nantes, France

2011: Hartera, Rijeka, Croatia

2011: Mapping Festival, Bâtiment d’art contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

2011: Art Rock, Museum of Saint-Breuic, France

2011: Fringe Festival, Melbourne, Australia

2011: Gertrude Street Projection Festival, Melbourne, Australia

2010: ROJO®NOVA, Museum of Image and Sound, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2010: Gertrude Street Projection Festival, Melbourne, Australia

2010: Stereosonic Australian Tour (main stage VJ)

2008: Liquid Architecture, Old Melbourne Gaol, Melbourne, Australia

 

Group Shows

2016: Colourshift, Loop Alternative Arts Space, Seoul, South Korea

2014: Plateux, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Australia

2014: BYOB, Electrofringe Festival, Sydney, Australia

2014: Sensory Overload, McClelland gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2012: Lux .27, Dark Horse Experiment, Melbourne, Australia

2012: On the Y-Axis, First Draft Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2012: Fourtrack, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne, Australia

2012: The Blocks, Pier 2/3, Sydney, Australia

2010: Illusion/Illusion, McClelland Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2010: Touch This, MARS Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2006: Breathing Space, Wooden Shadow Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2005: Tangiblism, First Site Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

 

Solo Shows

2013: Vertex, Dark Horse Experiment, Melbourne, Australia

2009: Dataflux, RMIT School of Art gallery, Melbourne

2009: Scribbluminous, Blindside gallery, Melbourne, Australia

 

Commercial Projects:

2016: Tennis Australia, face mapping for online ad campaign.

2016: Factorie clothing outlet, projection mapping signage, Melbourne, Australia

2016: Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Week, live projection mapping sculpture for Dion Lee, Melbourne, Australia

2016: Australian Open Live scoreboard projection onto Hamer Hall, Melbourne, Australia

2016: Novas, animated light sculptures for Zenith Interiors, Australia

2015: Transformer Fitzroy, Architectural projections, Melbourne, Australia

2015: Strange Talk custom LED rig development, Melbourne, Australia

2015: Drones VS Cars TVC, Vice Australia & Holden, Melbourne, Australia

2015: Red Bull Racing F1 projection Mapping, Sydney, Australia

2015: Transformer Fitzroy, permanent wall art projections, Melbourne, Australia

2015: Zenith Interiors, Custom projection mapping, New product line showcase, Rokeby Studios, Melbourne, Australia

2014: Duckbuild, embedded architectural art display screens, Port Melbourne, Australia

2014: 20th Anniversary of Mushroom Records, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

2015: Symbiotica LED sculpture, Imperial Doncaster, Melbourne, Australia

2014: Rice Queen, Projection mapping sculpture, Melbourne, Australia

2014: Oakleys Future Sport Project, Sydney, Australia

2014: The Secret Chamber, projection mapping attraction, Sovereign Hill, Ballarat, Australia

2012: Porcelana, Saturday in Design, Melbourne, Australia

2012: Leo Burnett Christmas Party, Melbourne, Australia

2012: Mcwilliams Christmas event, The Whitehouse Institute of Design, Melboourne, Australia

2012: Walton christmas event, Tonic House Rooftop, Melbourne, Australia

2012: NYE City of Melbourne custom circular screen video art content, Melbourne, Australia

2010: Jeep Chrysler TVC projections, Melbourne, Australia

2010: Victoria Tourism facade projections, Melbourne, Australia

 

Facade Projections

2016: States of Blue Light festival, Highpoint Shopping centre.

2016: Mulberry Hill, Langwarrin, Australia

2014: NCRH, Richmond, Australia

2013: Victoria Park, Melbourne, Australia

2013: Cummeragunja Schoolhouse for the Yorta Yorta people, Victoria, Australia

2013: Bimbos Deluxe (weekly), Melbourne, Australia

2012: Art Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne, Australia

2011: Geelong Christian College, Melbourne, Australia

2010: Dandenong Winter Projections, Dandenong, Australia

Live Projection Mapping

2013: Melbourne Music Week, The Residence, Melbourne, Australia

2013: Sugar Mountain Festival, Melbourne, Australia

2012: Movement, The Order of Melbourne, Australia

2012: Capacity 575, Brown Alley, Australia

2012: Capacity 500, Brown Alley, Melbourne, Australia

2012: Espionage, Brown Alley, Melbourne, Australia

2012: Melbourne Music Week – Where?House, Argus Building, Melbourne, Australia

2012: Founders Day Dinner, RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne, Australia

2012: Sugar Mountain Festival, Melbourne, Australia

2012: A(WEAR) fashion show, Whitehouse School of Design, Melbourne, Australia

2011: Sugar Mountain Festival, Melbourne, Australia

2010: ROJO®NOVA concert, SESC Pompai, Brazil

2010: Sounds Like Clay, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

2010: Bodhisattva projections, Section 8, Melbourne, Australia

2009: Stereosonic Australian Tour (main stage)

2009: Lego Feet (The Second), £1000 Bend, Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

2009: Disorganised, Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia

2008: Ceramics and Sound RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

2005: ‘Ruptures of Silence’ live performances, SLV, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

2005: ‘Outer Limits’ International Soundscape Project, Melbourne, Australia

 

Film Clips

2011: The Heirs, Melbourne, Australia

2011: Lucy Mcrea’s RAT VS POSSUM FIlmclip, Melbourne, Australi

2010: Jason Singh, Melbourne, Australia

 

Screenings

2014: Circle of Light, Moscow International Festival, Moscow, Russia

2013: Circle of Light, Moscow International Festival, Moscow, Russia

2012: Screamstation Fest, Horse Hospital, London, England

2012: SHARE Conference , Belgrade, Serbia

2012: CEMUSA , Times Square, New York City, USA

2010: Big Screen Project, New York City, USA

2009: State of Design Festival, Melbourne, Australia

2009: “Lange Nacht der Musik”, Munich, Germany

2006: 1+2 Horse Bazaar, Melbourne, Australia

 

Theatrical Projects

2013: “Black Project II” by Antony Hamilton, Melbourne, Australia

2011: “Suessical” Knox School, Melbourne Australia

2011: “Ophelia doesn’t live here anymore” by Daniel Schlusser Chamber Made Opera, Melbourne, Australia

2011: “Drift” by Antony Hamilton, Melbourne, Australia

2009: “Christie in Love” VCA Melbourne, Australia

 

Presentations, Speeches and Workshops

2015: RMIT Media Arts

2015: Architecture Institute of Victoria

2015: Introduction to VDMX and Madmapper, The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne, Australia

2014: Illuminating Engineering Society, Melbourne, Australia

2013: AGIdeas, Melbourne, Australia

2012: Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand

2011: University of Technology Sydney, Australia

2010: Objective:Light, Sydney, Australia

2010: Geelong Christian College – Villa Paloma Arts and Technology Centre, Melbourne, Australia

2009: RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

 

Grants and Awards

2011: Fringe Festival Atlas Project – Sponsored Artist

2010: Gertrude Projection Festival – Feature Artist

2009: Australia Council Artstart Grant (Funded internship position at Strukt Studio, Vienna, Austria)

2009: New Enterprise Initiative Scheme

2009: Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards (Finalist)

2008: Winner ABC Underscore competition

2007: Golden Key Honor Society

2006: RMIT Union Community Initiatives Grant