Old river house at Drammenselva © Tracey M Benson

As part of my artist residency in Drammen I have been exploring ideas related to place, migration and genealogy. The overall project Waters of the Past has been the frame to explore these themes as well as a means to open up to a deeper understanding of place and finding my connections to it.

The work that is emerging is taking a number of forms. There is a series of photographs using both a standard camera and a 360 camera, and some of this work will be exhibited at the Drammen Library in October. My other body of work is more experimental in regards to materials. I have been experimenting with local plants for eco dyeing with some interesting results – which I will share at a later date.

The overall theme of the work is ‘From Earth to Sky’ and the focus is on trees – as metaphors for family, community and connectedness. Here are some images to give you a flavour of the work in development.

Josiah and I are also hoping to have the beginnings of something in VR featuring some of the 360 camera footage and the DNA music.

More details on the Drammen exhibition soon.

Join the conversation! 2 Comments

  1. Very interested in your use of natural materials and new technology such as virtual reality in this project, all the best with residency .

    • Thanks George – it is a strange thing that the more I venture into playing with new technologies the more I am also drawn back to nature and more ancient ways of making. Appreciate your comment 🙂


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About bytetime

Tracey M Benson is a lover of travel, having a diverse background as an artist, writer and researcher. Working with online environments since 1994, Tracey's experience includes providing digital media, web and social media solutions to government, non-profit, private industry and tertiary sectors. Her focus is on sustainability behaviour change and the use of communications and emerging technologies to empower community and build culture.


Art Projects, Artist Residency, Virtual Reality, Waters of the Past


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