Scissors is a creative collective comprising of highly talented digital artists, designers, developers and film-makers specialising in creating cutting-edge projects across all media. We are based in sunny Sydney, Australia, but often collaborate internationally.
GREENPEACE ICEBERG CAMPAIGN Concept & Direction
This campaign is designed to raise awarness of the fact that the arctic ice is quickly diminishing, and this will at the end affect us all. In a Youtube we see an iceberg collapsing and generating a mini tsunami which is menacingly approaching the boat where a tourist is filming. When it hits the boat the wave splashes into the Youtube page itself, followed by a message explaining that global warming affects you wherever you are.
This highly viral campaign was used by Greenpeace to drive a petition against drilling in the arctic region, which at the end was signed by more than 5 million people.
Portraits from the edge is a collaboration between Scissors and photographer Jon Lewis. This interactive photo journal combines photos from the island nation of Kiribati, audio and narration from Jon Lewis as well as a map of the island shrinking as you scroll down. Kiribati will withing the next 30-60 years become rendered uninhabitble due to rising sea levels and climate change.
The worryball is an interactive artwork using more than 6000 Guatemalan worrydolls, woven in the a large sphere. Inside the ball there is an omni speaker, broadcasting recordings of different people's worries. The audio feed is connected to a range of motion censors that triggers different worries from movement in the room. There will be an online component that lets people record their worries straight from a website into the ball itself.
Reflections is an interactive portrait series that lets viewers interact with the photographs in different ways. The webcam is used to to create a "reflection" image in the eyes of the portraits, similar to how you sometimes see the traces of the photographer in the eyes of the photographed. Additionally, viewers can "tip" the portraits over by covering their finger over the webcam (and the forehead) and thereby inducing sleep or death to the portraits.
The Human Touch Project is an online artwork celebrating the diversity by connecting a series of unique moments through a simple touch. The more people that participate in the project and share their unique moments, the better the experience.
ANALOGUE ROBOTS Art / Installation / Video / Design: Sai Design
Scissors were asked by New Media Curation to provide a video artwork to feature in the exhibtion "Attract, relate & sustain", held at the Verge Gallery in Sydney. Various robot entities, designed and assembled by Sai Design, made out of rejected garbage parts are being animated with a rough stop motion technique, and then displayed on old television sets next to the respective mechanical sculptures.
THE SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2011 Design, Identity, Print, Video
Here is a a sneak peak of the identity and poster design for the Sydney International Animation Festival 2011, and event that promises much flurry and vivid colours.
SLEEP NOW - MUSIC VIDEO Direction / Design / Video / Production
Scissors were asked to direct and produce a video clip for the internationally awesome band Angelspit. It is the Master & Margarita meets industrial punk, with a lot of distortion reflective of Angelspit's frantic music. Shot over 2 days, the production of Sleep now involved building an enormous paper city backdrop inspired by 1930's style Russian Constructivism combined with animation and some amazing make-up and costumes.
THE SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2010 Design, Identity, Print, Video
As per previous year, Scissors was again commissioned to create the complete identity, branding and design for the Sydney International Animation Festival 2010. The main theme for the festival was Carnival and Origami, referencing Muybridge’s famous photographic series of a horse running in a playful and simple way.
THE MAGIC WALLPAPER PROJECT Art, Design, Digital, Video
The Magic Wallpaper project explores the notion of wallpaper through an interactive medium. It has been exhibited at the Grid Gallery, Australia's first outdoor public digital gallery, and also as part of the fringe festival at Plump gallery, where it picked up an award for best visual artwork. This projects aims to explore the relationship between the very tiny, and the infinite scalability associated with science, nature and wallpaper.
THE SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2009 Design, Identity, Print, Video
The complete identity for the inaugural Sydney International Animation Festival 2009. The work for the festival includes a logo, graphics, trailer, poster, print collateral; basically the lots. The concept for the festival was to use an Emu's egg giving birth to a gang of feisty animated characters.