Street Activation: CONCEAL (2019)

Luminous Festival, AUSTRALIA, October 2019- February 2020

Light Windows, curated by HoloCenter, New York, exhibited, Collingwood Arts Precinct, AUSTRALIA, 2020

CONCEAL is a public street activation that features a fusion of digital and organic materials and processes. This artwork uses digital methods to highlight hidden organic structures. CONCEAL affords audiences the unique opportunity to experience and engage with layers of physicality not often available to us in our daily lives. CONCEAL features photographs taken under microscope of biological samples that were collected from significant Melbourne (Australian) ecosystems. The video is formed from generative computer animations of the biological imagery. Ultimately, CONCEAL reveals hidden structures from our surrounding natural environment.

Betty Sargeant Public Video Art
CONCEAL: Public video art Australia

Betty Sargeant, Public Video Art
Two people walking in front of the artwork
Betty Sargeant, Public Video Art
CONCEAL a public video artwork by PluginHUMAN


Betty Sargeant ~ Artist (micrographs), producer

Justin Dwyer ~ Artist (projection mapping), programmer


Florian “Floyd” Mueller and the Exertion Games Lab, Monash University

This street activation was funded by the City of Port Phillip as part of the Luminous Festival – Fitzroy St, Public Art Exhibition, Australia


Betty Sargeant lives and works on the unceded land of the Yaluk-ut Weelam clan who are Boon Wurrung people. She pays respect to ancestors, elders and communities.