[Editor’s Note: This article was written by the CTL’s Laurie Hansen.]
A recent New Zealand media release boasts that “anyone with a laptop or PC will be able to watch Auckland artist, Peter Roche, at work in his Point Chevalier studio [via the LIVEART site].” It’s certainly a sign of the times: Watching art being created in a faraway place, in real time, via webcam. Wow!
If you do visit the site and there is no activity on Peter’s live webcams, you may view archived recordings or click on virtual to see computer generated renditions of his luminous work.
Currently, Peter works with larger than life sculptures that often involve, as you may have noticed, light. A video at Alistair Keddie showcases more of Peter’s work which is often found in public places. One of his works, Circuit, was created to celebrate “the achievements of Ernest, Lord Rutherford, who was “one of the most illustrious scientists of all time.” Another work, Twister, is currently under construction. Auckland Mayor Dick Hubbard says that “Twister’s unprecedented design and engineering has the power to inspire, create a culture of innovation and imbue success.”