Horizon Festival - Online for 2020 // 28 Aug - 6 Sep 2020




Projection artist James Muller presents Trace, a short-film featuring James’ signature large-scale projections onto the ocean at Mooloolaba Beach.

The video will contain an accompanying soundscape by renowned local musician Shannon Sol Carrol, delivering a multi-sensory experience of Mooloolaba Beach as you’ve never seen before.

Trace invites us to consider our connections to the places we frequent and asks us what has changed during our recent experiences with Covid-19 and isolation? This stunning work celebrates complexity, mixed messages and contradiction, encompassing connection and disconnection.

James and Shannon have been collaborating on various projects for over 15 years and their works continue to reflect a deep respect and creative articulation of the Sunshine Coast environment and lifestyle.

For an optimal and immersive experience, we recommend viewing this film full-screen, with headphones or high-quality speakers.


James Muller from Earth Base Productions utilises screen technologies and emerging digital media to create projects with intrinsic cultural, environmental and creative values. His award winning projection installation works are often found in unexpected places and surfaces. James first explored the medium using analogue technologies. Earth Base Productions is a multi-disciplinary, creative media studio working across film, television and digital media industries for over twenty years.

Renowned Sunshine Coast musician Shannon Sol Carroll has a diverse discography of albums with his many and various bands, art projects and film sound tracks. A founding member of genre bending projects ‘Band of Frequencies‘ and ‘Afro Dizzi Act‘, Shannon brings an innovative approach to his solo performances utilizing live looping and an array of effects pedals to create ambient soundscapes and deep grooves that reflect his coastal roots.


“"Sunshine Coast local projection artist James Muller transformed the natural shoreline and environment with his magnificent ethereal film and sound experience - EPIC."”

Noosa Regional Gallery


This Homegrown project is supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.