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Fractal Folds

Gracie Huie Robbins

Thursday 9 November through to Wednesday 29 November, nightly from 8pm – 11.59pm

Fractal Folds is a site specific projection work created to transform the facade of the Civic Centre into a constantly shifting geometric light structure. Governed by simple rules of repetition, complex fractal patterns such as trees and snowflakes organically emerge and fall, creating an illusion of 3D space.

Gracie was a participant in the 2017 NightLights Masterclass led by Joel Zika.

"My practice is concerned primarily with creating immersive audio/visual experiences that use light and sound to explore the relationship between chaos and structure.

Chaos as an interdisciplinary theory that states that within the apparent randomness of chaotic complex systems there are underlying patterns, constant feedback loops, repetition, self similarity, fractals and self organisation. Within my work, technology is used to frame the the behaviour of these dynamical systems that are highly sensitive to initial conditions, exposing the consequent naturally occurring order and disorder in shape, texture, movement and rhythm.

Special thanks to Zachary Webb Harvey, Isabelle Osborne and Alexander Hazelbrook for catching those first fractals with me back in 2012."


Fractal Folds is part of a larger series of durational projection works created using analogue video feedback.

Image: Andrew Hagan