Chattie's Story reinterpreted by digital artist

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Re-visit a temporary artwork by Alice Peacock for Vivid Sydney at Chatswood 2019.

Alice created a digital artwork inspired by Charlotte 'Chattie' Hartnet. Find out more about this artwork and it's relationship to the history of Chatswood.

Digital Odyssey by Alice Peacock for Vivid Sydney at Chatswood 2019 

Inspired by the Henry Lawson poem Chattie's Wood.  The artist uses playful animation to depict the talkative nature of Chattie Hartnet described in the poem.  As a tribute to Chattie birds are highlighted as the primary symbol of communication as it evolves through the ages.

Advances in communication technology have dissolved cultural and geographic divide, but have they dissolved genuine human connection?

Digital Odyssey seeks to explore the evolution of communication over the last 50 years and how it has changed the nature of human relationships. In a world where social media rules is it enough to 'like' someone's social media post to form a connection and sustain a relationship? Are we leading a life where there is no need for physical human interaction or should we be seeking a balance between the physical and the digital worlds we experience today?

The work seeks to understand the relationship between humans and technology and the effects this will have on communication now and into the future.