It has been a couple of days since I arrived in Drammen to take up my post as the artist-in-residence for the Drammen Kommune at the Union Live Centre. The residency is managed as part of the arts and culture program delivered by the Drammen city council, which is part of the Buskerud region. For the […]

"Changing Tides Series" by Tracey M Benson

Some of my work from Changing Tides has made its way to Gympie Regional Gallery (GRG) and will be part of Sensory Ecology, curated by Leah Barclay. I am really happy to be a part of this show and also to reconnect with the GRG – it is almost 20 years since I did the […]

Traditional Water Travel

Earlier this year I was very lucky to work with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation to develop some augmented reality for the Yakoa-Dhungala interpretive walk at Victoria Park in Echuca. Each panel has a story connected to country and features a video of an Elder talking about the topic. Scar trees, mounds and traditional water systems […]

Words for Water: Mary, Stage 5

Last week I spent some time on the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland, working on the next stage of Words for Water. My work focuses on the Mary River and the creeks that run into the river, close to the source near Kenilworth. Here are the images of augmented reality auras. This work will be shown […]

Scott Walker

Really excited to announce that I will be collaborating with a local performer David Pearson to develop his concept for an interactive, cross-media play focusing on the musical journey of Scott Walker. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the work of Scott Walker, he is considered somewhat an enigma of the music scene […]

Aura #1 Aspinwall House, © Tracey Benson 2014

On 16 April, I will be tuning in via Skype to participate as a presenter in the Where to? Steps Towards the Future of Walking Arts Symposium hosted by Falmouth University in the UK. My talk Where to: Finding Ghosts to Look both Ways will focus on the augmented reality walking projects and recent collaborative […]

Aotearoa Wai: Aura Image

Next week I will be heading off to Balance UnBalance in Phoenix, Arizona to participate in the conference and to present some new work from the Words for Water series. My work Aotearoa Wai: Words for Water combines an augmented reality feature and a video work. It was developed when I was recently in Aotearoa […]