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Interactive Wall Folly

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Interactive Wall Folly

Inspired by the history of the rugged environment of the west coast of Tasmania the Crotty Line folly
attempts to explore the idea of loss and memory.


The Crotty Line folly features an isolated, rugged form with that strives to express the nature of the area
and its radical changes across short periods of time. Varying shapes come together to communicate the
relationship between industry and environment, urban and natural systems, attempting to co-exist.
Its through this dichotomous history that the Crotty Line folly investigates an insight into what the future
may bring while remembering the past. Based on historical & present-day data collected while on site in
the winter of 2015, the aggressive installtion aims to be an intense analysis of a large part of Tasmania
that is reclaiming its identity amidst economic and social uncertainty.


To witness the Crotty Line folly is to become a part of it and investigations are welcomed to the high contrast
monochrome piece that reinforces the dichotomous ambience of the two pillars that keep the west
coast afloat, being mining and tourism: mining represents 39% of west coast employment while tourism
accounts for 15% - totaling for over half of the employment in the area.