Artist: Tyler Jackson
Dates: Until 18 June
Where: St John’s Lawn, Whairepo Lagoon
Te Whanganui-a-Tara-based artist Tyler Jackson’s Sentinel is a five-metre monolith that comes alive between dusk and dawn in response to the surrounding environment.
A charred timber cladding contrasts with LED lights inset into the sculpture’s body. These change colour according to an internal computer programme and sensors which detect nearby movements and changes to temperature and humidity, giving the pillar an unnerving omniscience over its surrounds. The luminous beacon continues Jackson’s ongoing exploration into creating lighting devices to engage with participatory approaches of perceiving light and colour.
Tyler Jackson is an artist, curator and founder at play_ station artist run space. He graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Massey University in 2016. Recent exhibitions include AURORA, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, 2022; SENTINEL, Waiheke Sculpture on the Gulf, Auckland, 2022; LIGHT-HAUS, play_station, Wellington, 2020; Modulating Monolith, SCAPE Public Arts Season 2019, Christchurch, 2019, and Waiheke Sculpture on the Gulf, Auckland, 2019.
Read a commissioned essay about Sentinel by Angel C. Fitzgerald (14MB PDF).
For more information visit @tylerjackson.space
Supported by the Wellington City Council’s Public Art Fund.