A pioneering and humorous work by new media artist Jeffrey Shaw, Place-Urbanity immerses the visitor in 15 fully panoramic video recordings of Melbourne's suburbs. Each suburb is the district of a specific immigrant or ethnic community.
A robotic platform allows the visitor to rotate the projected image within a fully surrounding 9m diameter projection screen while they navigate through virtual space.
While exploring each of the panoramic scenes the visitor is entertained by a member of that community telling a joke. Place-Urbanity is a humorous comment on how different cultures establish their identities within the Australian socio-geographic context.