The public artwork LaserWrap, by artists Geoffrey Drake-Brockman and Richie Kuhaupt, will be decommissioned at the end of this month, Minister for the Arts Joy Burch said today.
LaserWrap is a light display projected onto the ACT Health Building on the corner of Moore and Alinga Streets, Civic, from 20 lasers housed in three motorised projector boxes located on the rooftops of three nearby buildings – the GPO, Canberra House and Melbourne Building.
“When it was installed in 2004, LaserWrap was one of the first visual arts projects in Canberra incorporating light and imagery on a building,” Ms Burch said.
“Sadly, the projector box on the GPO is no longer working and Canberra House is about to be demolished to make way for a new development.
“Given these factors, it was timely to review LaserWrap’s future as part of the ACT Government’s Public Art Collection and we have decided to decommission it.
“LaserWrap has played an important part in the development of public art in Canberra. We recognise the success of LaserWrap and thank the artists, Geoffrey Drake-Brockman and Richie Kuhaupt for creating the work for the Canberra community ten years ago.”
LaserWrap will cease to operate on 28 November 2014.
(Joy Burch Media Release)