I popped into the city to run some errands yesterday, and as I'd heard of a new art installation called Prevaricated Frequencies by Victoria University's Skunk Control in the Flinders St station / DeGraves St subway art space, I decided to make a detour and check it out.

Although the sign had a start date of 24 June and a few pieces were already set up, they were still in the process of constructing some of the displays. Skunk Control's Facebook page says the installation begins on 30 June, so it should all be up and running by then.

The installations are dynamic and dramatic, inviting you to spend a few minutes at each work to watch the lights and colours continuously change.

I've uploaded a few photos of a single work to demonstrate how the lights shift:

Prevaricated Frequencies by Skunk Control 1

Prevaricated Frequencies by Skunk Control 2

Prevaricated Frequencies by Skunk Control 3

I also took some short video, but rather than upload a blink-and-you'll-miss-it seven second video I decided to turn it into an animated gif so that it can be watched for as long as you like :) It's a little jumpy, but not too bad I think ...

Testing gifs & Flickr

The above images are from one work only. There were several other amazing pieces on display yesterday, and I imagine that all twelve windows will be set up by 30 June, so do go along and see it if you get a chance. The installation will run until 5 September 2015.

P.S. While writing this post, I did a quick Google search on the Flinders St subway to see if it had another name that I should be referring to it by. I found a great little blog post on 'Beside the Yarra' about the history of the subway - Campbell Arcade -  which was a fascinating read. I highly recommended checking out this blog if you're interested in the history of Melbourne's buildings.

P.P.S. I created the gif using a wonderful little program called Instagiffer, which will be the subject of a future blog post :)