ARTIST:  Isabella Gilbert   INST: @bellachgilbert/    SITE :   Yonder Art Space  Resident   PREVIEW:  27th of July 7 - 9pm    GUIDED WALK:  Paradise Lost    BOOK HERE     4th of August - 6-7pm  Performance at West Projections Festival Launch - 17th of August   TITLE:  Nexus   ARTIST STATEMENT:  Within this technological reality, Nexus explores the possibilities for both human connection and isolation, employing dance and abstract projections to examine the complex relationship between these elements. Technological devices demand physical and spatial separation to facilitate connection and this dichotomy is integral to my work. Nexus embodies the perceptual and physiological stimulation of the digital device, disrupting the internal narrative with large-scale projections externalising our relationship with technology as consumers.   BIO:  Isabella is a Dancer/Actor/Singer who is currently a student at the Victorian College of the Arts (Dance). Her theatre credits include: The Trauma Project (La Mama Explorations 2017), Bathing Beauty (‘St Kilda Stories’, for Melbourne Fringe, 2017), Six Degrees in Melbourne (La Mama Courthouse, 2017), Melbourne Monologues 2016 (Humpster Dumpster), After Juliet (Juliet/Valentine), Hamlet (Ophelia), It Only Hurts When You Smile’ (Ensemble), and regular readings for ‘The Melbourne Writers’ Theatre’.  TV credits include the roles of Helen in Dr Blake Mysteries’(ABC, 2016) and Catherine in Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (ABC, 2013) along with a variety of TVC’s (Coles, Myer Melbourne, RACV). She recorded her original songs ‘Elijah’ and ‘Just Like I Did Then’ at Audrey Studios in Brunswick and works regularly as a dancer/choreographer. Isabella’s passion is to create dance theatre for strong women – the artist as activist.

ARTIST: Isabella Gilbert

INST: @bellachgilbert/

SITE : Yonder Art Space Resident

PREVIEW: 27th of July 7 - 9pm

GUIDED WALK: Paradise Lost

BOOK HERE 4th of August - 6-7pm

Performance at West Projections Festival Launch - 17th of August

TITLE: Nexus

ARTIST STATEMENT: Within this technological reality, Nexus explores the possibilities for both human connection and isolation, employing dance and abstract projections to examine the complex relationship between these elements. Technological devices demand physical and spatial separation to facilitate connection and this dichotomy is integral to my work. Nexus embodies the perceptual and physiological stimulation of the digital device, disrupting the internal narrative with large-scale projections externalising our relationship with technology as consumers.

BIO: Isabella is a Dancer/Actor/Singer who is currently a student at the Victorian College of the Arts (Dance). Her theatre credits include: The Trauma Project (La Mama Explorations 2017), Bathing Beauty (‘St Kilda Stories’, for Melbourne Fringe, 2017), Six Degrees in Melbourne (La Mama Courthouse, 2017), Melbourne Monologues 2016 (Humpster Dumpster), After Juliet (Juliet/Valentine), Hamlet (Ophelia), It Only Hurts When You Smile’ (Ensemble), and regular readings for ‘The Melbourne Writers’ Theatre’.

TV credits include the roles of Helen in Dr Blake Mysteries’(ABC, 2016) and Catherine in Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (ABC, 2013) along with a variety of TVC’s (Coles, Myer Melbourne, RACV). She recorded her original songs ‘Elijah’ and ‘Just Like I Did Then’ at Audrey Studios in Brunswick and works regularly as a dancer/choreographer. Isabella’s passion is to create dance theatre for strong women – the artist as activist.

  ARTIST:   Nick Azidis  and Rose Staff    http://projectionteknik.com/     SITE:   Big Fish    GUIDED WALK:  Once upon a Time    BOOK HERE     18th of August - 6-7pm   TITLE:  Isometric   ARTIST STATEMENT:   Projection Teknik artists Nick Azidis & Rose Staff will be presenting Isometric, a particle world of optical projections that explore alternate realities and fictional spaces opening the imagination to what the future could be like. Though your dreams you can imagine several versions of the future and choose the most amazing, exciting and radiant one. Inspiring a sense of connectedness, Isometric uses patterns to express the web of community that exists in Footscray   BIO:   NICK AZIDIS is an Australian born new media artist and projection illusionist specialising in large-scale projections, in both digital and analogue mediums, and has compiled a diverse body of work over nearly three decades as a producer, content developer/creator and technician. Nick is interested in storytelling and creating eternal memories and changing viewer’s perceptions in his work, through image and light. Nick has delivered projections for the Gertrude Projection Festival, Geelong Christmas program, Melbourne White Night, ANZAC centenary on the NGV, Melbourne International Music Week, Melbourne Biennale, and Australian Open Tennis championships.

ARTIST: Nick Azidis and Rose Staff

http://projectionteknik.com/

SITE: Big Fish

GUIDED WALK: Once upon a Time

BOOK HERE 18th of August - 6-7pm

TITLE: Isometric

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Projection Teknik artists Nick Azidis & Rose Staff will be presenting Isometric, a particle world of optical projections that explore alternate realities and fictional spaces opening the imagination to what the future could be like. Though your dreams you can imagine several versions of the future and choose the most amazing, exciting and radiant one. Inspiring a sense of connectedness, Isometric uses patterns to express the web of community that exists in Footscray

BIO:

NICK AZIDIS is an Australian born new media artist and projection illusionist specialising in large-scale projections, in both digital and analogue mediums, and has compiled a diverse body of work over nearly three decades as a producer, content developer/creator and technician. Nick is interested in storytelling and creating eternal memories and changing viewer’s perceptions in his work, through image and light. Nick has delivered projections for the Gertrude Projection Festival, Geelong Christmas program, Melbourne White Night, ANZAC centenary on the NGV, Melbourne International Music Week, Melbourne Biennale, and Australian Open Tennis championships.

  ARTIST:   Jacqui Gordon     http://jacquigordon.tumblr.com/     SITES:    Confident Conveyancing    and   Idea Collective    GUIDED WALKS:  Paradise Lost and Going down the Rabbit Hole    BOOK HERE    - 4th of August     BOOK HERE    - 23rd of August    TITLE:  Digging up the Sunken CIty   ARTIST STATEMENT:   The Sinking Village in Yarraville was a site that was once a Bluestone Quarry, then used to dump by-products from the sugar refinery and covered with grass. In the 70's, they built 40 units on top of this sludge filled quarry. The units soon began to crack and fall.  In response to this, Jacqui Gordon imagines that all of Melbourne sunk underground and the city we now live in is rebuilt after years of Melbourne being a huge wasteland. Parallel to the story of Atlantis but considering Melbourne as a lost distopia rather than a utopia. Using a humorous combination of local histories and invented narratives, 'Digging Up the Sunken City' looks at western and colonial dirt as a way of contributing the the decolonisation of Australia.   BIO:   Jacqui Gordon's work looks at the cultural and educational institutions that we surround ourselves with and how the class systems function within them. She is interested in local histories of the western suburbs and the stories that exist, that don't exist and the ones that could exist.

ARTIST: Jacqui Gordon

http://jacquigordon.tumblr.com/

SITES: Confident Conveyancing and Idea Collective

GUIDED WALKS: Paradise Lost and Going down the Rabbit Hole

BOOK HERE - 4th of August

BOOK HERE - 23rd of August

TITLE: Digging up the Sunken CIty

ARTIST STATEMENT:

The Sinking Village in Yarraville was a site that was once a Bluestone Quarry, then used to dump by-products from the sugar refinery and covered with grass. In the 70's, they built 40 units on top of this sludge filled quarry. The units soon began to crack and fall.

In response to this, Jacqui Gordon imagines that all of Melbourne sunk underground and the city we now live in is rebuilt after years of Melbourne being a huge wasteland. Parallel to the story of Atlantis but considering Melbourne as a lost distopia rather than a utopia. Using a humorous combination of local histories and invented narratives, 'Digging Up the Sunken City' looks at western and colonial dirt as a way of contributing the the decolonisation of Australia.

BIO:

Jacqui Gordon's work looks at the cultural and educational institutions that we surround ourselves with and how the class systems function within them. She is interested in local histories of the western suburbs and the stories that exist, that don't exist and the ones that could exist.

  ARTISTS:  Victoria University Polytechnic creative students   SITE:   Victoria University - Nicholson St campus    GUIDED WALK:  Going Down the Rabbit Hole    BOOK HERE    - 23rd of August    ARTISTS:    Max Bursztynski  “Light, Extinguished”   Jessica Mackovska  “In Dreams Where”   Sophie Shingles  “Love and care are often confused”  AND Video kaleidoscopes playing on the screen inside building N foyer   WEBSITE:   https://www.vu.edu.au/about-vu/victoria-university-polytechnic    Image courtesy of Jessica Mackovska

ARTISTS: Victoria University Polytechnic creative students

SITE: Victoria University - Nicholson St campus

GUIDED WALK: Going Down the Rabbit Hole

BOOK HERE - 23rd of August

ARTISTS:

Max Bursztynski “Light, Extinguished”

Jessica Mackovska “In Dreams Where”

Sophie Shingles “Love and care are often confused”

AND Video kaleidoscopes playing on the screen inside building N foyer

WEBSITE: https://www.vu.edu.au/about-vu/victoria-university-polytechnic

Image courtesy of Jessica Mackovska

  ARTIST:   Jack Palmer     soundcloud.com/badambulance     SITE:   The Night Heron    GUIDED WALK:  Going Down the Rabbit Hole    BOOK HERE   - 23rd of August   TITLE:  Text/Sonic    LISTEN HERE     ARTIST STATEMENT:   Text/Sonic is a sensory contemplation on the way we “read” our experience. It is an ever changing experiment with text, sound, clarity and dissolution. Text/Sonic could be understood as poetry for the body — a softening of the thinking mind into an ephemeral world of sensation. It plays off the notion that we manufacture symbols with the content of our lived experience and use them almost as we use words, arranging them to affirm our beliefs and our concepts of how things are. Text/Sonic is not concerned with the meaning of symbols but with the manifestation of symbols themselves: how we manufacture them, and how they contextualise the chaotic and messy world of sensation we inhabit everyday.   BIO:   Jack Palmer is a Melbourne based artist, musician and composer. He is interested in untangling the subjective mess of meaning, mind and matter; he hopes to one day disprove his own existence... at least to himself, and deciphering non/FICTION from fiction and nonfiction seems like a good place to start. Spanning mediums such as computer music production/composition, improvisation, video projection, and installation, Jack’s work seeks to act as a bridge to hidden psychological and visceral states. He currently performs and produces electronic music under the moniker Bad Ambulance and collaborates regularly on a variety of interdisciplinary projects.

ARTIST: Jack Palmer

soundcloud.com/badambulance

SITE: The Night Heron

GUIDED WALK: Going Down the Rabbit Hole

BOOK HERE - 23rd of August

TITLE: Text/Sonic

LISTEN HERE

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Text/Sonic is a sensory contemplation on the way we “read” our experience. It is an ever changing experiment with text, sound, clarity and dissolution. Text/Sonic could be understood as poetry for the body — a softening of the thinking mind into an ephemeral world of sensation. It plays off the notion that we manufacture symbols with the content of our lived experience and use them almost as we use words, arranging them to affirm our beliefs and our concepts of how things are. Text/Sonic is not concerned with the meaning of symbols but with the manifestation of symbols themselves: how we manufacture them, and how they contextualise the chaotic and messy world of sensation we inhabit everyday.

BIO:

Jack Palmer is a Melbourne based artist, musician and composer. He is interested in untangling the subjective mess of meaning, mind and matter; he hopes to one day disprove his own existence... at least to himself, and deciphering non/FICTION from fiction and nonfiction seems like a good place to start. Spanning mediums such as computer music production/composition, improvisation, video projection, and installation, Jack’s work seeks to act as a bridge to hidden psychological and visceral states. He currently performs and produces electronic music under the moniker Bad Ambulance and collaborates regularly on a variety of interdisciplinary projects.

  ARTISTS:   Skunk Control    www.skunkcontrol.org    SITE:  VU Metro West   GUIDED WALK:  Going Down the Rabbit Hole    BOOK HERE    -  23rd of August 6-7pm   TITLE:  Ministers of Colour    LISTEN HERE     ARTIST STATEMENT:   Ministers of Colour: Question time in the Parliament of Colour, sees the mechatronic winged butterfly like ministers all in a flutter. Seemingly transparent, the fine structure of their wings diffracts white light to create vivid and stark colours often found in nature particularly in the insect world.   BIO:   Skunk control are a creative group operating out of Melbourne, Australia (Victoria University), who create installations/environments designed to engage audiences in the process of discovery. Their industrial backgrounds have allowed them to produce works (internal/external) incorporating mechatronics, electronics, optics and technology to assist in communicating ideas, narratives and stories. The group has also utilised their installations to create hands-on outreach programs designed to further engage with the community. The group has a strong interdisciplinary and design focus and have presented their work nationally and internationally. Skunk Control join Wembley Primary School to create the current installation.

ARTISTS: Skunk Control

www.skunkcontrol.org

SITE: VU Metro West

GUIDED WALK: Going Down the Rabbit Hole

BOOK HERE - 23rd of August 6-7pm

TITLE: Ministers of Colour

LISTEN HERE

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Ministers of Colour: Question time in the Parliament of Colour, sees the mechatronic winged butterfly like ministers all in a flutter. Seemingly transparent, the fine structure of their wings diffracts white light to create vivid and stark colours often found in nature particularly in the insect world.

BIO:

Skunk control are a creative group operating out of Melbourne, Australia (Victoria University), who create installations/environments designed to engage audiences in the process of discovery. Their industrial backgrounds have allowed them to produce works (internal/external) incorporating mechatronics, electronics, optics and technology to assist in communicating ideas, narratives and stories. The group has also utilised their installations to create hands-on outreach programs designed to further engage with the community. The group has a strong interdisciplinary and design focus and have presented their work nationally and internationally. Skunk Control join Wembley Primary School to create the current installation.

  ARTIST:   Spektraflash    https://www.spektraflash.com.au/    SITE:   K  indred Studio    EVENT: Footloose and Fancy Free for Kids    $10     BOOK HERE    - 25th of August 1-3pm    BIO:   Equipped with one of the most enviable inventories of vintage 60's & 70's lighting effects in Australia, Spektraflash focus's on creating authentic Psychedelic atmospheres and living colour wonderlands.

ARTIST: Spektraflash

https://www.spektraflash.com.au/

SITE: Kindred Studio

EVENT: Footloose and Fancy Free for Kids

$10

BOOK HERE - 25th of August 1-3pm

BIO:

Equipped with one of the most enviable inventories of vintage 60's & 70's lighting effects in Australia, Spektraflash focus's on creating authentic Psychedelic atmospheres and living colour wonderlands.

  ARTIST:   Born to Boogie    SITE:  Kindred Studios   EVENT:  Footloose and Fancy Free for Kids  $10    BOOK HERE     - 25th of August 1-3pm   WEBSITE:   borntoboogie.com.au    BIO:   Born to Boogie Dance Connection was created to give more people the opportunity to dance and perform at an amateur level.  Dance brings so much fun and joy to many individuals and performing adds an extra buzz and undescribable feeling that cannot be matched. Classes are aimed at the beginner to intermediate level dancer and the focus is on fun and the joy of dance,  not perfection of technique.

ARTIST: Born to Boogie

SITE: Kindred Studios

EVENT: Footloose and Fancy Free for Kids

$10

BOOK HERE - 25th of August 1-3pm

WEBSITE: borntoboogie.com.au

BIO:

Born to Boogie Dance Connection was created to give more people the opportunity to dance and perform at an amateur level.

Dance brings so much fun and joy to many individuals and performing adds an extra buzz and undescribable feeling that cannot be matched. Classes are aimed at the beginner to intermediate level dancer and the focus is on fun and the joy of dance,

not perfection of technique.

  ARTIST:   Wheelie Good Fun    SITE:  Kindred Studio   EVENT:  Footloose and Fancy Free for Kids  $10    BOOK HERE   - 25th of August 1-3pm   Fantasy Drive-In   The local drive-in cinema was once at the heart of ­Melbourne’s culture for families - but is now rapidly being a lost art. Children these days will probably never get to experience the joy of watching a movie on the big screen from inside a car.  The Fantasy Drive-In is a facilitated, drop-in style construction play event suitable for children aged 2+ years.  Inspired by the humble drive-in, Fantasy Drive-In invites children (and adults!) to build their own fantasy car using cardboard boxes and recycled craft materials. They can then 'drive' their imaginary vehicle inside a miniature cinema projecting Walt Disney classic Fantasia on loop.   BIO:   Joyce is a former intellectual property, media and IT lawyer turned online retailer, blogger and artist.  She develops and produces site-specific, creative play experiences and activities for children. She is interested in how art can help children explore all aspects of their lived experiences.

ARTIST: Wheelie Good Fun

SITE: Kindred Studio

EVENT: Footloose and Fancy Free for Kids

$10

BOOK HERE - 25th of August 1-3pm

Fantasy Drive-In

The local drive-in cinema was once at the heart of ­Melbourne’s culture for families - but is now rapidly being a lost art. Children these days will probably never get to experience the joy of watching a movie on the big screen from inside a car.

The Fantasy Drive-In is a facilitated, drop-in style construction play event suitable for children aged 2+ years.

Inspired by the humble drive-in, Fantasy Drive-In invites children (and adults!) to build their own fantasy car using cardboard boxes and recycled craft materials. They can then 'drive' their imaginary vehicle inside a miniature cinema projecting Walt Disney classic Fantasia on loop.

BIO:

Joyce is a former intellectual property, media and IT lawyer turned online retailer, blogger and artist.

She develops and produces site-specific, creative play experiences and activities for children. She is interested in how art can help children explore all aspects of their lived experiences.

  ARTIST:   Emily Yuting Chen     https://vimeo.com/user35309389     SITE:   The Art Room    GUIDED WALK:  Once upon a Time  $10    BOOK HERE     - 18th of August 6-7pm   TITLE:  Maps to the sky   ARTIST STATEMENT:   This project aims to capture natural phenomena through a variety of technologies that generates light for imagery production (flatbed scanner, overhead projector etc) and reproduces their representation of nature. By adopting a variety of light sources into the process of imagery generation, both tangible and intangible entities reference their own presence and reproduction ( or failure in reproduction). The process of imagery reproduction resembles human communication that meaning is constantly being reconstructed as it was received by another person, therefore what is perceived is never precisely the message intended delivering. The project looks at technologies not just as machines which generates imagery but also perceive and interpret the information through its own unique mechanism. The aims for this project is to challenge the viewer’s understanding of perception and information processing through witnessing ‘nature’ in technological devices.   BIO:   My practice explores human perception through various technologies which incorporate light as a fundamental element of their construction. I work closely with light-machines and light-sensitive medium, drawing connection between human perception and communication through the mechanism of technologies. I’m interested in the the loss of information as a result of constant transformation of entities through imagery reproduction. My practice experiments with a mix of durational-based mediums, revealing the agency and properties of mediums in exploring the connection between nature and technology.

ARTIST: Emily Yuting Chen

https://vimeo.com/user35309389

SITE: The Art Room

GUIDED WALK: Once upon a Time

$10

BOOK HERE - 18th of August 6-7pm

TITLE: Maps to the sky

ARTIST STATEMENT:

This project aims to capture natural phenomena through a variety of technologies that generates light for imagery production (flatbed scanner, overhead projector etc) and reproduces their representation of nature. By adopting a variety of light sources into the process of imagery generation, both tangible and intangible entities reference their own presence and reproduction ( or failure in reproduction). The process of imagery reproduction resembles human communication that meaning is constantly being reconstructed as it was received by another person, therefore what is perceived is never precisely the message intended delivering. The project looks at technologies not just as machines which generates imagery but also perceive and interpret the information through its own unique mechanism. The aims for this project is to challenge the viewer’s understanding of perception and information processing through witnessing ‘nature’ in technological devices.

BIO:

My practice explores human perception through various technologies which incorporate light as a fundamental element of their construction. I work closely with light-machines and light-sensitive medium, drawing connection between human perception and communication through the mechanism of technologies. I’m interested in the the loss of information as a result of constant transformation of entities through imagery reproduction. My practice experiments with a mix of durational-based mediums, revealing the agency and properties of mediums in exploring the connection between nature and technology.

  ARTIST:   Paul Fletcher     www.digitalcompost.net     SITE:   Back Alley Sally's    GUIDED WALK:  Once upon a Time  $10    BOOK HERE    -  18th of August   TITLE:  The Drive to Work    LISTEN HERE     ARTIST STATEMENT:   The Drive to Work-“ a hallucinatory blend of abstract animation and figurative scenes that completely capture the observer’s visual system. The film gradually evolves from the initial flashes of light, that allude to the fast highway drive on the way to work, to the fascinating, non-narrative tale about the possible hectic co-existence of amorphous pulsating creatures and everyday images transformed by cinematic techniques.   BIO:   Paul is currently a Lecturer in Animation in the School of Film & Television, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music , University of Melbourne He has facilitated, curated and produced group productions such as “Collective Synthesis” for West Projections Festival, and ”Creatures of the City”(Judges first prize in Gertrude St Projection Festival 2015). His “Railways Time Machine” was a successful State Government commissioned public projection project at Bendigo’s Discovery Centre in 2012. His “Drive to Work” installation projection for Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art was awarded First Prize Site Specific Artwork at Animafest 2017. Since 2006 Paul has performed many audiovisual artworks as live projections and music events including; Dreamlake, commissioned by City of Greater Bendigo for Melbourne Festival/Commonwealth Games Cultural Festival(2006) performances at Old Fire  Station, Punctum ICU, Grant Street Theatre Melbourne, MIAF- VCA Cinema 2, Horse Bazaar, Footscray Community Arts Centre.

ARTIST: Paul Fletcher

www.digitalcompost.net

SITE: Back Alley Sally's

GUIDED WALK: Once upon a Time

$10

BOOK HERE - 18th of August

TITLE: The Drive to Work

LISTEN HERE

ARTIST STATEMENT:

The Drive to Work-“ a hallucinatory blend of abstract animation and figurative scenes that completely capture the observer’s visual system. The film gradually evolves from the initial flashes of light, that allude to the fast highway drive on the way to work, to the fascinating, non-narrative tale about the possible hectic co-existence of amorphous pulsating creatures and everyday images transformed by cinematic techniques.

BIO:

Paul is currently a Lecturer in Animation in the School of Film & Television, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music , University of Melbourne He has facilitated, curated and produced group productions such as “Collective Synthesis” for West Projections Festival, and ”Creatures of the City”(Judges first prize in Gertrude St Projection Festival 2015). His “Railways Time Machine” was a successful State Government commissioned public projection project at Bendigo’s Discovery Centre in 2012. His “Drive to Work” installation projection for Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art was awarded First Prize Site Specific Artwork at Animafest 2017. Since 2006 Paul has performed many audiovisual artworks as live projections and music events including; Dreamlake, commissioned by City of Greater Bendigo for Melbourne Festival/Commonwealth Games Cultural Festival(2006) performances at Old Fire
Station, Punctum ICU, Grant Street Theatre Melbourne, MIAF- VCA Cinema 2, Horse Bazaar, Footscray Community Arts Centre.

  ARTISTS:  Wesley Dowling and Cyrian Guillaume   www.wesleydowling.com    www.cyrianguillaume.portfoliobox.io    SITE: VU Metro West    GUIDED WALK:  Going Down the Rabbit Hole  $10    BOOK HERE   :  23rd of August 6-7pm    LISTEN HERE     ARTIST STATEMENT:   Proof is an interactive new media project by Wesley Dowling and Cyrian Guillaume which considers the malleability of the electronic image by creating images of viewers that emerge out of clouds of random data noise. The work explores how our experience of the world is increasingly based on potentially manipulated information via images, through screens and virtual media rather than tangible reality. We are currently in a period of transition from print-based media which was knowledge delivered in a fixed, stable format to a virtual malleable form. As we become more seduced by the screen and its endlessly transformable content, we seem to be entering into a confusing battle between opposing forces of truth vs. falsehood. How can we know what is true?   BIO:   Wesley Dowling is a Melbourne-based emerging artist whose work encompasses projection, installation, and interactive digital media. He creates site-responsive installations that investigate the characteristics of electronic images. His practice of exploring the qualities of the electronic image is a response to the technological changes within photography in the last 20 years, and the move from the print to virtual screen based mediums. Within his practice, he is researching how the body of the viewer can activate, interact or complete a projection based work utilizing image capture and interactive software tools. Recent projects such as Presence/Absence (2017) examined human-machine interaction through the use of the projected image of the viewer’s body as an index, via the form of the silhouette to explore themes of presence, absence, and surveillance.  Wesley is currently a honours candidate in Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) at RMIT. His work has been exhibited galleries and public spaces such as First Site Gallery (Melbourne 2017) and Testing Grounds (Melbourne 2018).  Cyrian Guillaume is a dedicated 3D artist working for Samurai Punk Studios in Melbourne’s vibrant indie games industry. While his work mostly explores the visual aspects of game-making, he also tinkers with interactivity and design on a broader scale, and seeks to explore what interactive media can become as an experience for the user: not just a product to entertain and dazzle, but also a thought-provoking platform. His first release in the indie game scene is a political/satirical VR game called The American Dream, which explores gun control in the United-States and seeks to engage the player in a virtual world where every problem can be solved with the use of firearms.  Cyrian graduated from Melbourne’s SAE Institute in 2015 with a Bachelor of Interactive Entertainment, Major in Animation.

ARTISTS: Wesley Dowling and Cyrian Guillaume

www.wesleydowling.com

www.cyrianguillaume.portfoliobox.io

SITE: VU Metro West

GUIDED WALK: Going Down the Rabbit Hole

$10

BOOK HERE: 23rd of August 6-7pm

LISTEN HERE

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Proof is an interactive new media project by Wesley Dowling and Cyrian Guillaume which considers the malleability of the electronic image by creating images of viewers that emerge out of clouds of random data noise. The work explores how our experience of the world is increasingly based on potentially manipulated information via images, through screens and virtual media rather than tangible reality. We are currently in a period of transition from print-based media which was knowledge delivered in a fixed, stable format to a virtual malleable form. As we become more seduced by the screen and its endlessly transformable content, we seem to be entering into a confusing battle between opposing forces of truth vs. falsehood. How can we know what is true?

BIO:

Wesley Dowling is a Melbourne-based emerging artist whose work encompasses projection, installation, and interactive digital media. He creates site-responsive installations that investigate the characteristics of electronic images. His practice of exploring the qualities of the electronic image is a response to the technological changes within photography in the last 20 years, and the move from the print to virtual screen based mediums. Within his practice, he is researching how the body of the viewer can activate, interact or complete a projection based work utilizing image capture and interactive software tools. Recent projects such as Presence/Absence (2017) examined human-machine interaction through the use of the projected image of the viewer’s body as an index, via the form of the silhouette to explore themes of presence, absence, and surveillance.
Wesley is currently a honours candidate in Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) at RMIT. His work has been exhibited galleries and public spaces such as First Site Gallery (Melbourne 2017) and Testing Grounds (Melbourne 2018).

Cyrian Guillaume is a dedicated 3D artist working for Samurai Punk Studios in Melbourne’s vibrant indie games industry. While his work mostly explores the visual aspects of game-making, he also tinkers with interactivity and design on a broader scale, and seeks to explore what interactive media can become as an experience for the user: not just a product to entertain and dazzle, but also a thought-provoking platform. His first release in the indie game scene is a political/satirical VR game called The American Dream, which explores gun control in the United-States and seeks to engage the player in a virtual world where every problem can be solved with the use of firearms.

Cyrian graduated from Melbourne’s SAE Institute in 2015 with a Bachelor of Interactive Entertainment, Major in Animation.

  ARTISTS:  ArtLife Artists from  Footscray Community Arts Centre   Chelsea Michelle, Daniel Munnery, Wade Cameron, Alisha O'Neil, Fillipo Signorelli , Emily Dober, Megan Hunter, Teagan Connor, Pamela Debrincat, Paul Sunderland   www.footscrayarts.com    SITES:  Westside Yoga, Asprey Lawyers and Littlefoot Bar   TITLE:  Scrap!   GUIDED WALKS:    $10     BOOK HERE    -  Paradise Lost 4th of August    BOOK HERE   - Bad Cop 11th of August    BOOK HERE   - The Magical Mystery Tour 25th of August    LISTEN HERE     ARTIST STATEMENT:   Have we read the ‘Terms and Conditions’ before we click ‘agree’?  ArtLife Animators (FCAC) decode the ever-changing contract we have with modern technology through stop-motion animation of discarded e-waste. How does the multiplication and reliance on technology in our work, homes and pockets impact the physical world? Constant software updates mirror the life cycle of phones, laptops and TVs. Hardware that is built-to-break, not to last. This road kill on the side of the information highway contributes to the ever-growing pile of electronic junk.   BIO:   Chelsea Michelle Daniel Munnery Wade Cameron Alisha O'Neil Fillipo Signorelli Emily Dober Megan Hunter Teagan Connor Pamela Debrincat Paul Sunderland

ARTISTS: ArtLife Artists from Footscray Community Arts Centre

Chelsea Michelle, Daniel Munnery, Wade Cameron, Alisha O'Neil, Fillipo Signorelli , Emily Dober, Megan Hunter, Teagan Connor, Pamela Debrincat, Paul Sunderland

www.footscrayarts.com

SITES: Westside Yoga, Asprey Lawyers and Littlefoot Bar

TITLE: Scrap!

GUIDED WALKS:

$10

BOOK HERE - Paradise Lost 4th of August

BOOK HERE - Bad Cop 11th of August

BOOK HERE - The Magical Mystery Tour 25th of August

LISTEN HERE

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Have we read the ‘Terms and Conditions’ before we click ‘agree’?

ArtLife Animators (FCAC) decode the ever-changing contract we have with modern technology through stop-motion animation of discarded e-waste. How does the multiplication and reliance on technology in our work, homes and pockets impact the physical world? Constant software updates mirror the life cycle of phones, laptops and TVs. Hardware that is built-to-break, not to last. This road kill on the side of the information highway contributes to the ever-growing pile of electronic junk.

BIO:

Chelsea Michelle Daniel Munnery Wade Cameron Alisha O'Neil Fillipo Signorelli Emily Dober Megan Hunter Teagan Connor Pamela Debrincat Paul Sunderland

  ARTISTS:  Jess Dubblu and Shae Rooke   yonderartspace.com    SITE:   Bar Josephine    TITLE:  The Disclaimer   GUIDED WALK:  The Magical Mystery Tour  $10    BOOK HERE   :  25th of August 6-7pm    LISTEN HERE     ARTISTS STATEMENT:   "I want to tell a lie" was the first thing I said to Shae when brainstorming this project. So we began to write a lie together. 'The Disclaimer' is a look at the storytelling abilities of film and how nostalgia effects the way we process information. So now you know that 'The Disclaimer' is a lie, would you feel better if you didn't?   BIO:   Shae Rooke and Jess Dubblu have been collaborating for the past 3 years. Their work focuses on making intimate moments and ideas feel larger than life. In previous works they have: traveled into space, filled a bar with smoke and made a disco ball out of goon bags. This year they are making a lie.

ARTISTS: Jess Dubblu and Shae Rooke

yonderartspace.com

SITE: Bar Josephine

TITLE: The Disclaimer

GUIDED WALK: The Magical Mystery Tour

$10

BOOK HERE: 25th of August 6-7pm

LISTEN HERE

ARTISTS STATEMENT:

"I want to tell a lie" was the first thing I said to Shae when brainstorming this project. So we began to write a lie together. 'The Disclaimer' is a look at the storytelling abilities of film and how nostalgia effects the way we process information. So now you know that 'The Disclaimer' is a lie, would you feel better if you didn't?

BIO:

Shae Rooke and Jess Dubblu have been collaborating for the past 3 years. Their work focuses on making intimate moments and ideas feel larger than life. In previous works they have: traveled into space, filled a bar with smoke and made a disco ball out of goon bags. This year they are making a lie.

  ARTISTS:  Clinton Green and Carolyn Connors   TITLE:  This will be my last test   SITE:  Cheaper by Miles   GUIDED WALKS    $10     BOOK HERE    -  Going down the Rabbit Hole 6 - 7pm     BOOK HERE    -  Fact or Fiction 24th of August 6-7pm    BOOK HERE    -  The Magical Mystery Tour 25th of August 6-7pm   FREE  between 7 - 8pm - no bookings required   ARTIST STATEMENT:   “This is my last test” is 35 percent word projection/sound installation, 75% immersive performance, where both elements overlap to question truth and reality.  Clinton Green and Carolyn Connors guide you on a journey through the narrow space between two walls, two meanings, between bodies both corporeal and ephemeral, words repentant and accusatory.  It can be a confusing in between truth and lie, presence and absence, light and sound, but Clinton and Carolyn will guide you gently and keep you safe. We non/promise.      BIO:    Clinton Green  makes something akin to music. He has been active in Australian experimental music since the 1990s as a recording and performing artist, curator, facilitator, writer and researcher. He has worked with unconventional approaches to guitars, turntables and found objects as tools for new forms of musical expression. He also works with dancers, theatre and performance artists in improvised collaborative situations, and has developed a performance practice incorporating projections. Clinton runs the Shame File Music label and writes on/researches historical and contemporary aspects of Australian experimental music. He has completed artist residencies in Taiwan (2015) and Cradle Mountain, Tasmania (2017), and has performed/exhibited in Canada, Germany, Spain, Japan, Taiwan, New Zealand, and throughout Australia. Clinton lives in West Footscray and works from his studio in Keilor. http://ClintonGreenMusic.com   Carolyn Connors  is a vocalist, composer, instrumentalist and artist. Awarded the 2015 Age Melbourne Music Award for Avant Garde and Experimental music, Carolyn’s solo vocal works have been presented by Melbourne Recital Centre, Sydney Festival, Dark MOFO, Liquid Architecture, ABC radio’s Sound Proof, The Ian Potter Museum, AVANTWHATEVER and Gertrude Contemporary. Collaborative works include Still Awake Still (including a 25 venue national tour and international touring including New Victory Theatre, New York); Hammers Lake, her band with Judith Hamann (Adelaide Festival); Siren Song (Dark MOFO, Perth Festival); and Chamber Made Opera’s Between 8 and 9 (Chengdu, Asia TOPA, the Castlemaine State Festival, and recipient of 2018 Green Room Award for Sound Performance). Carolyn is a member of Music Victoria’s advisory committee and runs the monthly admin binge Outbox Workout. https://carolyn-connors.com/  https://www.facebook.com/groups/177941999490617/   WEBSITE:   graysoncooke.com

ARTISTS: Clinton Green and Carolyn Connors

TITLE: This will be my last test

SITE: Cheaper by Miles

GUIDED WALKS

$10

BOOK HERE - Going down the Rabbit Hole 6 - 7pm

BOOK HERE - Fact or Fiction 24th of August 6-7pm

BOOK HERE - The Magical Mystery Tour 25th of August 6-7pm

FREE between 7 - 8pm - no bookings required

ARTIST STATEMENT:

“This is my last test” is 35 percent word projection/sound installation, 75% immersive performance, where both elements overlap to question truth and reality.
Clinton Green and Carolyn Connors guide you on a journey through the narrow space between two walls, two meanings, between bodies both corporeal and ephemeral, words repentant and accusatory.

It can be a confusing in between truth and lie, presence and absence, light and sound, but Clinton and Carolyn will guide you gently and keep you safe. We non/promise.

BIO:

Clinton Green makes something akin to music. He has been active in Australian experimental music since the 1990s as a recording and performing artist, curator, facilitator, writer and researcher. He has worked with unconventional approaches to guitars, turntables and found objects as tools for new forms of musical expression. He also works with dancers, theatre and performance artists in improvised collaborative situations, and has developed a performance practice incorporating projections. Clinton runs the Shame File Music label and writes on/researches historical and contemporary aspects of Australian experimental music. He has completed artist residencies in Taiwan (2015) and Cradle Mountain, Tasmania (2017), and has performed/exhibited in Canada, Germany, Spain, Japan, Taiwan, New Zealand, and throughout Australia. Clinton lives in West Footscray and works from his studio in Keilor. http://ClintonGreenMusic.com

Carolyn Connors is a vocalist, composer, instrumentalist and artist. Awarded the 2015 Age Melbourne Music Award for Avant Garde and Experimental music, Carolyn’s solo vocal works have been presented by Melbourne Recital Centre, Sydney Festival, Dark MOFO, Liquid Architecture, ABC radio’s Sound Proof, The Ian Potter Museum, AVANTWHATEVER and Gertrude Contemporary. Collaborative works include Still Awake Still (including a 25 venue national tour and international touring including New Victory Theatre, New York); Hammers Lake, her band with Judith Hamann (Adelaide Festival); Siren Song (Dark MOFO, Perth Festival); and Chamber Made Opera’s Between 8 and 9 (Chengdu, Asia TOPA, the Castlemaine State Festival, and recipient of 2018 Green Room Award for Sound Performance). Carolyn is a member of Music Victoria’s advisory committee and runs the monthly admin binge Outbox Workout. https://carolyn-connors.com/

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WEBSITE: graysoncooke.com

  ARTIST:  David Porteus    www.davidporteusart.com     SITE:  Sims Supermarket and Huxtaburger   GUIDED WALKS:     BOOK HERE   :  Good Cop 10th of August 6-7pm    BOOK HERE:   Bad Cop 11th of August 6-7pm    BOOK HERE:   Fact or Fiction 24th of August 6-7pm    LISTEN HERE     ARTIST STATEMENT:   Disambiguated Lake is an interactive Video and Sound installation, where participants choose their own music to Ballet scenes, from a playlist of pop music across eras and genres. High Art meets Low Art surprisingly well, as the narrative changes from song to song. Rhythm, lyrics and harmony remove ambiguity presented in silent Ballet, an example of the human tendency to create meaning from two previously unrelated found material. The dance of the four little swans certainly matches with ‘Bootylicious’ or ‘Jump Around’ but may also work with Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds or Radiohead.   BIO:   My art practice in film and photography has always explored the possibilities of fiction using media originally created for documentation of fact. Since the popularisation of photography in the late 19th Century, studios and parlours used costume and backdrop to glamorise the subject, a practice continued with photo and film editing today. My practice uses this editing but with the costume, props and backdrops of the original fiction.  My work is thematic but not didactic. Truth is ever changing and subject to discussion, I hope my work provokes that discussion, even if it is internal and subconscious.

ARTIST: David Porteus

www.davidporteusart.com

SITE: Sims Supermarket and Huxtaburger

GUIDED WALKS:

BOOK HERE: Good Cop 10th of August 6-7pm

BOOK HERE: Bad Cop 11th of August 6-7pm

BOOK HERE: Fact or Fiction 24th of August 6-7pm

LISTEN HERE

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Disambiguated Lake is an interactive Video and Sound installation, where participants choose their own music to Ballet scenes, from a playlist of pop music across eras and genres. High Art meets Low Art surprisingly well, as the narrative changes from song to song. Rhythm, lyrics and harmony remove ambiguity presented in silent Ballet, an example of the human tendency to create meaning from two previously unrelated found material. The dance of the four little swans certainly matches with ‘Bootylicious’ or ‘Jump Around’ but may also work with Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds or Radiohead.

BIO:

My art practice in film and photography has always explored the possibilities of fiction using media originally created for documentation of fact. Since the popularisation of photography in the late 19th Century, studios and parlours used costume and backdrop to glamorise the subject, a practice continued with photo and film editing today. My practice uses this editing but with the costume, props and backdrops of the original fiction.
My work is thematic but not didactic. Truth is ever changing and subject to discussion, I hope my work provokes that discussion, even if it is internal and subconscious.

  ARTISTS:   Jazz Club!    jazzclub.house    SITE:  Mr West   EVENT:  Virtual Reality Dance Party!  $10 - all proceeds go towards ASRC    BOOK HERE    -  18August 6-9pm  1/2hr slots on the hour   STATEMENT:  Jazz Club! is hosting its 2nd annual fundraiser the Virtual Reality Dance Party, thanks to West Projections Festival. Experience the 360-dance films of Jazz Club, directed by interdisplincary artist Jonathan Homsey and choreographers Trevor Santos and Tarik Frimpong. All ticket proceeds go to Asylum Seeker Resource Centre! Get your jazz hands ready and celebrate dance and the community at the 2nd annual Virtual Reality Dance Party. The 1st annual party was held in Sydney in 2017 and makes its Melbourne debut in 2018!  Image Credit - Collage by Shampoo Champagne.

ARTISTS: Jazz Club!

jazzclub.house

SITE: Mr West

EVENT: Virtual Reality Dance Party!

$10 - all proceeds go towards ASRC

BOOK HERE - 18August 6-9pm

1/2hr slots on the hour

STATEMENT:
Jazz Club! is hosting its 2nd annual fundraiser the Virtual Reality Dance Party, thanks to West Projections Festival. Experience the 360-dance films of Jazz Club, directed by interdisplincary artist Jonathan Homsey and choreographers Trevor Santos and Tarik Frimpong. All ticket proceeds go to Asylum Seeker Resource Centre! Get your jazz hands ready and celebrate dance and the community at the 2nd annual Virtual Reality Dance Party. The 1st annual party was held in Sydney in 2017 and makes its Melbourne debut in 2018!
Image Credit - Collage by Shampoo Champagne.

  ARTIST:   Georgia Mill     www.georgia-mill.com     SITES:  Far Fetched Designs and Western Health Collective   TITLE:  In 50 words or less   GUIDED WALKS  - Paradise Lost and Good Cop  $10    BOOK HERE   - 4th of August 6-7pm    BOOK HERE     - 11th of August 6-7pm   ARTIST STATEMENT:   This project is a text based installation made up of a series of wooden light-boxes, each featuring a piece micro-fiction written by the artist. These pieces of micro-fiction explore and represent little eccentricities or thoughts that we all may have but don't often verbalise or share. Each light-box introduces a different character and situation. The work is playful and comical; exploring the ability of language to communicate a sense of shared identity and experience. The aim of the work is to create a moment of collective intimacy and personal narrative within a public setting.   BIO   Georgia Mill is a Melbourne-based interdisciplinary artist. She has a Bachelor of Creative Arts from The University of Melbourne and a Master of Arts (Art in Public Spaces) from RMIT University. She has produced and exhibited works for the Melbourne Fringe Festival, Punctum Live Arts Organisation, Nocturnal Festival, St Martins Youth Arts Centre, Seventh Gallery, Trocadero Art Space and Ins Tinc artist run organisation Singapore. Her work stems from a desire to explore new methods of personal storytelling and narrative within hybrid art forms.

ARTIST: Georgia Mill

www.georgia-mill.com

SITES: Far Fetched Designs and Western Health Collective

TITLE: In 50 words or less

GUIDED WALKS - Paradise Lost and Good Cop

$10

BOOK HERE - 4th of August 6-7pm

BOOK HERE - 11th of August 6-7pm

ARTIST STATEMENT:

This project is a text based installation made up of a series of wooden light-boxes, each featuring a piece micro-fiction written by the artist. These pieces of micro-fiction explore and represent little eccentricities or thoughts that we all may have but don't often verbalise or share. Each light-box introduces a different character and situation. The work is playful and comical; exploring the ability of language to communicate a sense of shared identity and experience. The aim of the work is to create a moment of collective intimacy and personal narrative within a public setting.

BIO

Georgia Mill is a Melbourne-based interdisciplinary artist. She has a Bachelor of Creative Arts from The University of Melbourne and a Master of Arts (Art in Public Spaces) from RMIT University. She has produced and exhibited works for the Melbourne Fringe Festival, Punctum Live Arts Organisation, Nocturnal Festival, St Martins Youth Arts Centre, Seventh Gallery, Trocadero Art Space and Ins Tinc artist run organisation Singapore. Her work stems from a desire to explore new methods of personal storytelling and narrative within hybrid art forms.

  ARTISTS:   Jody Haines     www.jodyhainesphotography.com     TITLE:  Salt   SITES:  West Footscray Library and   Chambers Street   GUIDED WALK:  Good Cop, Bad Cop and The Magical Mystery Tour  $10    BOOK HERE    -  10th of August 6-7pm    BOOK HERE    -  11th of August 6-7pm    BOOK HERE    -  25th of August 6-7pm    LISTEN HERE     ARTIST STATEMENT:   Jody Haines, engaged and met with women who shared their thoughts, ideas, and experiences of living in Point Cook. Their gaze is paramount to the resulting video work that visually explores the memory-scapes and the emotional ties that bind a women’s connection to place, family and self. Jody’s practice is centred on feminist photography and the female gaze, seeking to find ways to create female representation and establish balance in the style of stories that are publicly heard and the subjects who are profiled within.   The work is a 3 channel Video work made as part of an artist residency at Salt Water Community Centre for Wyndham City Council.    BIO:   Jody Haines is a photo media artist (stills, projection, video) based in Melbourne.  Her work focuses on Identity, representation and the female Gaze. She is currently exploring ways visual language can be applied through video and photography to deconstruct/breakdown ideas of gender and the representation of Women. The  work places women front and centre of the frame and creates an opportunity for Women to be seen, not as an object but as an individual; strong, beautiful and complex.  Jody’s has exhibited widely including Sydney Festival 2018, Gertrude Street Projection Festival 2017, Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2017, Immerse 2017 and Women of the Commonwealth Festival 2018. Most recently Jody was commissioned to create a projection work for Festival 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast.

ARTISTS: Jody Haines

www.jodyhainesphotography.com

TITLE: Salt

SITES: West Footscray Library and Chambers Street

GUIDED WALK: Good Cop, Bad Cop and The Magical Mystery Tour

$10

BOOK HERE - 10th of August 6-7pm

BOOK HERE - 11th of August 6-7pm

BOOK HERE - 25th of August 6-7pm

LISTEN HERE

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Jody Haines, engaged and met with women who shared their thoughts, ideas, and experiences of living in Point Cook. Their gaze is paramount to the resulting video work that visually explores the memory-scapes and the emotional ties that bind a women’s connection to place, family and self. Jody’s practice is centred on feminist photography and the female gaze, seeking to find ways to create female representation and establish balance in the style of stories that are publicly heard and the subjects who are profiled within.

The work is a 3 channel Video work made as part of an artist residency at Salt Water Community Centre for Wyndham City Council.

BIO:

Jody Haines is a photo media artist (stills, projection, video) based in Melbourne.
Her work focuses on Identity, representation and the female Gaze. She is currently exploring ways visual language can be applied through video and photography to deconstruct/breakdown ideas of gender and the representation of Women. The
work places women front and centre of the frame and creates an opportunity for Women to be seen, not as an object but as an individual; strong, beautiful and complex.
Jody’s has exhibited widely including Sydney Festival 2018, Gertrude Street Projection Festival 2017, Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2017, Immerse 2017 and Women of the Commonwealth Festival 2018. Most recently Jody was commissioned to create a projection work for Festival 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast.

  ARTISTS:  VU Creative Industries students  Max Arens, Jan Joshua Chiong, Alexandro Glatt, Aurora Gray, Anbiyo Hassan, Alexandra Height, Choying Jatso, Madeleine Orgill, Jake Peroulis, Sarah Ramahi, Daniela Rodriguez, Sharlene Sposito, Erica Tait-Hoffman   SITE:  Chambers Street   TITLE:  Waste Scape: Our Footprint Food Waste   GUIDED WALK:  The Magical Mystery Tour  $10    BOOK HERE    -  25th of August 6-7pm   STATEMENT:   An immersive audio-visual experience challenging the unconscious assumptions we make both as individuals and as a society about what happens to our rubbish. We created this project from our shared concerns about the current recycling crisis.  Waste Scape is a cinematic creative work designed to interrupt the endless consumption cycle we are all locked into. As 13 diverse students who are aspiring global creatives brought together at a particular place and time in Footscray, Australia we have collaborated to produce an immersive experience incorporating a combination of eclectic sound and video formats. In order to de- construct the reality of consumerism we create a fictional and poetic alternative to the dominant societal discourse.   BIO:   Max Arens, Jan Joshua Chiong, Alexandro Glatt, Aurora Gray, Anbiyo Hassan, Alexandra Height, Choying Jatso, Madeleine Orgill, Jake Peroulis, Sarah Ramahi, Daniela Rodriguez, Sharlene Sposito, Erica Tait-Hoffman

ARTISTS: VU Creative Industries students

Max Arens, Jan Joshua Chiong, Alexandro Glatt, Aurora Gray, Anbiyo Hassan, Alexandra Height, Choying Jatso, Madeleine Orgill, Jake Peroulis, Sarah Ramahi, Daniela Rodriguez, Sharlene Sposito, Erica Tait-Hoffman

SITE: Chambers Street

TITLE: Waste Scape: Our Footprint Food Waste

GUIDED WALK: The Magical Mystery Tour

$10

BOOK HERE - 25th of August 6-7pm

STATEMENT:

An immersive audio-visual experience challenging the unconscious assumptions we make both as individuals and as a society about what happens to our rubbish. We created this project from our shared concerns about the current recycling crisis.
Waste Scape is a cinematic creative work designed to interrupt the endless consumption cycle we are all locked into. As 13 diverse students who are aspiring global creatives brought together at a particular place and time in Footscray, Australia we have collaborated to produce an immersive experience incorporating a combination of eclectic sound and video formats. In order to de- construct the reality of consumerism we create a fictional and poetic alternative to the dominant societal discourse.

BIO:

Max Arens, Jan Joshua Chiong, Alexandro Glatt, Aurora Gray, Anbiyo Hassan, Alexandra Height, Choying Jatso, Madeleine Orgill, Jake Peroulis, Sarah Ramahi, Daniela Rodriguez, Sharlene Sposito, Erica Tait-Hoffman

  ARTIST:  Shudhi Shahnawaz   SITE:   100 Story Building    TITLE:  An Idea   GUIDED WALK:  Fact or Fiction  $10    BOOK HERE    -  24th of August 6-7pm   ARTIST STATEMENT:   In a very hot summer time a crow was thirsty. It was too hot and he was sweating like he is going to die. He looked for water to drink, but such a location is only a dream! He land on the ground and looking for something to drink. Suddenly he hears a sound that caught his attention. He flew to that sound and found water drops come out of a jar!! This jar is stuck inside a hard cactus bush!! He jumps to that jar and found water at last!!! He tried to drink but water is at the bottom of the jar and impossible to drink!! Meanwhile water drops continues and going to finish very soon!!

ARTIST: Shudhi Shahnawaz

SITE: 100 Story Building

TITLE: An Idea

GUIDED WALK: Fact or Fiction

$10

BOOK HERE - 24th of August 6-7pm

ARTIST STATEMENT:

In a very hot summer time a crow was thirsty. It was too hot and he was sweating like he is going to die. He looked for water to drink, but such a location is only a dream! He land on the ground and looking for something to drink. Suddenly he hears a sound that caught his attention. He flew to that sound and found water drops come out of a jar!! This jar is stuck inside a hard cactus bush!! He jumps to that jar and found water at last!!! He tried to drink but water is at the bottom of the jar and impossible to drink!! Meanwhile water drops continues and going to finish very soon!!

  ARTIST:   Youjia Lu    www.youjialu.com    SITE:   Trocadero Art Space  and Luxsmith   TITLE:  Time Experiment No.5   GUIDED WALK:  Once Upon a Time and Fact or Fiction  $10    BOOK HERE   :  18th of August    BOOK HERE   :  24th of August    LISTEN HERE     WARNING: This artwork contains minor strobing effects.    ARTIST STATEMENT:     Time Experiment No.5   explores the liminal 'gap' between conscious and unconscious states through the video medium perception. Destabilising a conscious perception of video self-portrait, it artistically manifests an (un)conscious perception and gives rise to an immediate experience of the indeterminate Self through the liminality of conscious/unconscious, actuality/virtuality, unity/fragmentation.   BIO:   PhD Candidate (Visual Art)  Faculty of Fine Arts and Music | University of Melbourne

ARTIST: Youjia Lu

www.youjialu.com

SITE: Trocadero Art Space and Luxsmith

TITLE: Time Experiment No.5

GUIDED WALK: Once Upon a Time and Fact or Fiction

$10

BOOK HERE: 18th of August

BOOK HERE: 24th of August

LISTEN HERE

WARNING: This artwork contains minor strobing effects.

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Time Experiment No.5 explores the liminal 'gap' between conscious and unconscious states through the video medium perception. Destabilising a conscious perception of video self-portrait, it artistically manifests an (un)conscious perception and gives rise to an immediate experience of the indeterminate Self through the liminality of conscious/unconscious, actuality/virtuality, unity/fragmentation.

BIO:

PhD Candidate (Visual Art)

Faculty of Fine Arts and Music | University of Melbourne

  ARTIST: Jonathan Homsey   jonathanhomsey.com    SITE:  Bollywood Fashion n Beauty   TITLE: Mx Red  - Experience 7#   GUIDED WALK:  Bad Cop  $10    BOOK HERE    : 11th of August 6-7pm     LISTEN HERE     ARTIST STATEMENT:   Mx.Red (pronounced misread) is the person you have been waiting to meet. They are here to transport you to a world where the  energetic body can be seen to the naked eye; to open a portal of movement from another dimension.  In Mx.Red, artist Jonathan Homsey brings together motion capture technology and live performances to create eleven experiences of dance, expression and intimacy beyond gender lines.  Featuring music by Joyce Wrice (USA), and choreography by Sela Vai (Western Sydney) and Homsey, Mx.Red collides contemporary dance with street to blur the lines between virtual and the physical worlds.   BIO:   Jonathan Homsey is an arts maker and manager interested in the intersection of street dance, visual art and social engagement. Born in Hong Kong and raised in the United States of America, he immigrated to Australia in 2010 where he is a graduate of Victorian College of the Arts (BA Dance) and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (MA Arts Management with Distinction). His choreographic practice has evolved from a theatrical context with works such as the award winning Together As One (Arts House, Melbourne Fringe 2013) to a interdisciplinary practice in galleries and public spaces from Seventh Gallery (Melbourne) to 107 Projects (Sydney) and Design Festa Gallery (Tokyo).

ARTIST:Jonathan Homsey

jonathanhomsey.com

SITE: Bollywood Fashion n Beauty

TITLE: Mx Red - Experience 7#

GUIDED WALK: Bad Cop

$10

BOOK HERE : 11th of August 6-7pm

LISTEN HERE

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Mx.Red (pronounced misread) is the person you have been waiting to meet. They are here to transport you to a world where the

energetic body can be seen to the naked eye; to open a portal of movement from another dimension.

In Mx.Red, artist Jonathan Homsey brings together motion capture technology and live performances to create eleven experiences of dance, expression and intimacy beyond gender lines.

Featuring music by Joyce Wrice (USA), and choreography by Sela Vai (Western Sydney) and Homsey, Mx.Red collides contemporary dance with street to blur the lines between virtual and the physical worlds.

BIO:

Jonathan Homsey is an arts maker and manager interested in the intersection of street dance, visual art and social engagement. Born in Hong Kong and raised in the United States of America, he immigrated to Australia in 2010 where he is a graduate of Victorian College of the Arts (BA Dance) and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (MA Arts Management with Distinction). His choreographic practice has evolved from a theatrical context with works such as the award winning Together As One (Arts House, Melbourne Fringe 2013) to a interdisciplinary practice in galleries and public spaces from Seventh Gallery (Melbourne) to 107 Projects (Sydney) and Design Festa Gallery (Tokyo).

  ARTIST:   Kate Geck    kittykake.com    SITE:   Little NO Big    GUIDED WALK:  Fact or Fiction  $10    BOOK HERE    - 24th of August     LISTEN HERE     ARTIST STATEMENT:   K69 is a digital altar to a speculative future cult. This virally-curated datascape is formed from the digital detritus of the internet - a non-hierarchical pastiche of broken and outmoded information, memes and poorly formed opinions. K69 tests ways that contemporary online codes, symbols and systems of meaning might be pieced back together and re-distributed by the future. If only our servers survive, what will the future make of now? With the skewed information topologies presented, it's hard to know what we value as a society when you attempt to divine this from the internet.   BIO Kate Geck is an artist and designer working with digital and sensory space. Her work considers ways that technology can skew and amplify sensory experience. She works with acrylic sculpture, neon lights, kaleidoscopic projections, textiles and augmented reality. These works explore modes of materialising the immaterial, often processing mediated experiences into something tangible.

ARTIST: Kate Geck

kittykake.com

SITE: Little NO Big

GUIDED WALK: Fact or Fiction

$10

BOOK HERE - 24th of August

LISTEN HERE

ARTIST STATEMENT:

K69 is a digital altar to a speculative future cult. This virally-curated datascape is formed from the digital detritus of the internet - a non-hierarchical pastiche of broken and outmoded information, memes and poorly formed opinions. K69 tests ways that contemporary online codes, symbols and systems of meaning might be pieced back together and re-distributed by the future. If only our servers survive, what will the future make of now? With the skewed information topologies presented, it's hard to know what we value as a society when you attempt to divine this from the internet.


BIO
Kate Geck is an artist and designer working with digital and sensory space. Her work considers ways that technology can skew and amplify sensory experience. She works with acrylic sculpture, neon lights, kaleidoscopic projections, textiles and augmented reality. These works explore modes of materialising the immaterial, often processing mediated experiences into something tangible.

  ARTIST:   Kellie Wells    https://www.kelliewellsart.com    TITLE:  Blind Date   SITES:  Seddon Wine Store, Rex Hairdresser and Small Graces  $10   GUIDED WALKS:  Paradise Lost, Good Cop and Fact or Fiction    BOOK HERE    -  4th of August    BOOK HERE     - 11th of August    BOOK HERE    -  24th of August    LISTEN HERE     ARTIST STATEMENT:   In our hyper-visual world of the ‘selfie-age’ how does the shared experience of constantly seeing ourselves as an image impact who we understand ourselves to be? Is it still possible via the self-portrait to demonstrate an authentic visual representation of interiority and self-reflection?  The label of ‘narcissism’ is often placed upon contemporary forms self-representation but can imaging the self be an act of devotional and sacramental character and expand how the self-image within our digital world can look and feel?  The core of my studio research is interest in contemporary devotional practices and whether it is possible through the self-image to visualise a sacred space of selfhood beyond pop-culture constructions.   BIO:   Kellie Wells’ work meditates on whether attempts to represent a self beyond the surface can reveal authentic interiority or only pretend a connection with interior notions like divine consciousness and the spiritual realm? In our visual world how do we internalise the shared experience of seeing each other and how does this impact how we understand ourselves and our own sacredly held beliefs? Wells questions the often labelled ‘narcissistic’ art of modern self-representation and proposes an expanded reading of self-imaging in art to be both consecrated pursuit and sacred occupation.

ARTIST: Kellie Wells

https://www.kelliewellsart.com

TITLE: Blind Date

SITES: Seddon Wine Store, Rex Hairdresser and Small Graces

$10

GUIDED WALKS: Paradise Lost, Good Cop and Fact or Fiction

BOOK HERE - 4th of August

BOOK HERE - 11th of August

BOOK HERE - 24th of August

LISTEN HERE

ARTIST STATEMENT:

In our hyper-visual world of the ‘selfie-age’ how does the shared experience of constantly seeing ourselves as an image impact who we understand ourselves to be? Is it still possible via the self-portrait to demonstrate an authentic visual representation of interiority and self-reflection?

The label of ‘narcissism’ is often placed upon contemporary forms self-representation but can imaging the self be an act of devotional and sacramental character and expand how the self-image within our digital world can look and feel?

The core of my studio research is interest in contemporary devotional practices and whether it is possible through the self-image to visualise a sacred space of selfhood beyond pop-culture constructions.

BIO:

Kellie Wells’ work meditates on whether attempts to represent a self beyond the surface can reveal authentic interiority or only pretend a connection with interior notions like divine consciousness and the spiritual realm? In our visual world how do we internalise the shared experience of seeing each other and how does this impact how we understand ourselves and our own sacredly held beliefs? Wells questions the often labelled ‘narcissistic’ art of modern self-representation and proposes an expanded reading of self-imaging in art to be both consecrated pursuit and sacred occupation.

  ARTIST:   Liana Lucca-Pope    helloidea.com.au    SITES:  Poppy Lane and Chambers Street   GUIDED WALKS:  Paradise Lost and The Magical Mystery Tour  $10    BOOK HERE   - 4th of August    BOOK HERE    -  25th of August    LISTEN HERE     WARNING: This artwork is fast-paced and may cause effects. Some language may offend.    ARTIST STATEMENT:   Truth is a Unicorn invites you to consider words commonly considered or used as truths, words that can’t possibly be absolute truths but are often presented as if they are, words that are absolutely true for some but not for others. Each person can look at the same situation in a different way because of different life experiences. Can my truth even be the same as your truth? Aren’t so called truths merely subjective opinions? Is truth only actually possible outside of the mind? And even then, if I say the apple is red when you see it as green, then isn’t it both red and green? In these days of alternative facts, where the most powerful man on the planet regularly uses lies and distortions, shouted in CAPITAL LETTERS with such conviction; our ability to think for ourselves and question the dominant paradigm has arguably never been more important.   BIO:   In my job as a designer, I use ideas, words and imagery to get across the messages or culture of my clients; digging deep into their psychology to understand who they really are, how much they want to reveal, and what they want to achieve. A lifelong love of reading, philosophy and the visual arts informs everything I do, and ever since reading Camus’ The Outsider in my youth, have been fascinated by the intangible nature of truth and perception. I’m beguiled by so-called ordinary life; an ongoing project of mine is photographing the people and places of my local community.

ARTIST: Liana Lucca-Pope

helloidea.com.au

SITES: Poppy Lane and Chambers Street

GUIDED WALKS: Paradise Lost and The Magical Mystery Tour

$10

BOOK HERE - 4th of August

BOOK HERE - 25th of August

LISTEN HERE

WARNING: This artwork is fast-paced and may cause effects. Some language may offend.

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Truth is a Unicorn invites you to consider words commonly considered or used as truths, words that can’t possibly be absolute truths but are often presented as if they are, words that are absolutely true for some but not for others. Each person can look at the same situation in a different way because of different life experiences. Can my truth even be the same as your truth? Aren’t so called truths merely subjective opinions? Is truth only actually possible outside of the mind? And even then, if I say the apple is red when you see it as green, then isn’t it both red and green? In these days of alternative facts, where the most powerful man on the planet regularly uses lies and distortions, shouted in CAPITAL LETTERS with such conviction; our ability to think for ourselves and question the dominant paradigm has arguably never been more important.

BIO:

In my job as a designer, I use ideas, words and imagery to get across the messages or culture of my clients; digging deep into their psychology to understand who they really are, how much they want to reveal, and what they want to achieve. A lifelong love of reading, philosophy and the visual arts informs everything I do, and ever since reading Camus’ The Outsider in my youth, have been fascinated by the intangible nature of truth and perception. I’m beguiled by so-called ordinary life; an ongoing project of mine is photographing the people and places of my local community.

  ARTIST:    Nick Barlow      https://www.instagram.com/niow_niow/     SITE:  West Footscray Library   TITLE:  Rain Unexpected   GUIDED WALK:  Good Cop and Bad Cop  $10    BOOK HERE     10th of August    BOOK HERE     11th of August    LISTEN HERE     ARTIST STATEMENT:   A child playing in the forest. A dress-up game of make-believe with rabbit ears and fairy wings. Bothered by bugs and wary of prickly weeds. The non-linear narrative fragmented, like a dream. This piece asks the audience to observe and also inhabit this created world, made life-size and immediate. Passers by become a part of the images. Where does this world begin and end?  An endless, looping projected animation designed to fit a specific location. It could be a building facade, but it also could be projected in a park onto plants and trees. Handmade cut-out animation, drawn with ink and watercolour and photographed frame- by-frame without a computer. This work is currently in development and would be a West Projections premiere.   BIO:   Nick Barlow is a performer, designer and animator with almost 20 years experience making art and theatre and performing all over the world.  He spent many years building giant puppets and touring with ‘Snuff Puppets’, often performs with ‘Polyglot Theatre’, was co- founder, designer and performer with ‘Peepshow Inc’, head puppeteer of the horse ‘Joey’ in the Australian production of ‘War Horse’ and in 2016 toured North America as a puppeteer, physical performer and flyer with Cirque Du Soleil’s ‘Toruk: The First Flight’.  In 2017 Nick co-devised, designed costumes and was the solo performer in Sarah Austin’s ‘Only A Year’ which won the Melbourne Fringe Festival Award for best work for children and was also nominated for a Green Room Award.  Nick has also created animation for theatre including St Martins Youth Theatre shows ‘Somebody’, ‘Things That Keep Me Awake’ and ‘One Day’, Polyglot Theatre’s ‘City of Riddles’ and his own work ‘Slowly Turning into a Forest’. He has also made animation with students in schools and at Signal Arts Space.

ARTIST: Nick Barlow

https://www.instagram.com/niow_niow/

SITE: West Footscray Library

TITLE: Rain Unexpected

GUIDED WALK: Good Cop and Bad Cop

$10

BOOK HERE 10th of August

BOOK HERE 11th of August

LISTEN HERE

ARTIST STATEMENT:

A child playing in the forest. A dress-up game of make-believe with rabbit ears and fairy wings. Bothered by bugs and wary of prickly weeds. The non-linear narrative fragmented, like a dream. This piece asks the audience to observe and also inhabit this created world, made life-size and immediate. Passers by become a part of the images. Where does this world begin and end?

An endless, looping projected animation designed to fit a specific location. It could be a building facade, but it also could be projected in a park onto plants and trees. Handmade cut-out animation, drawn with ink and watercolour and photographed frame- by-frame without a computer. This work is currently in development and would be a West Projections premiere.

BIO:

Nick Barlow is a performer, designer and animator with almost 20 years experience making art and theatre and performing all over the world.

He spent many years building giant puppets and touring with ‘Snuff Puppets’, often performs with ‘Polyglot Theatre’, was co- founder, designer and performer with ‘Peepshow Inc’, head puppeteer of the horse ‘Joey’ in the Australian production of ‘War Horse’ and in 2016 toured North America as a puppeteer, physical performer and flyer with Cirque Du Soleil’s ‘Toruk: The First Flight’.

In 2017 Nick co-devised, designed costumes and was the solo performer in Sarah Austin’s ‘Only A Year’ which won the Melbourne Fringe Festival Award for best work for children and was also nominated for a Green Room Award.

Nick has also created animation for theatre including St Martins Youth Theatre shows ‘Somebody’, ‘Things That Keep Me Awake’ and ‘One Day’, Polyglot Theatre’s ‘City of Riddles’ and his own work ‘Slowly Turning into a Forest’. He has also made animation with students in schools and at Signal Arts Space.

  ARTISTS:  VCA Animation Students  Paul Fletcher - facilitator-coordinator- Animation Lab 3 Class VCA Doe Bird-Weber, James Gerrard, Lincoln Glasby, Helen He, Kirsten Hoffman, Lauren Hunter, Clara Jose, Asher Karahasan    https://vca.unimelb.edu.au/study/degrees/bachelor-of-      fine-arts-animation/overview     SITE:  Harley and Rose   GUIDED WALK:  Bad Cop  $10    BOOK HERE    -  11th of August 6-7pm    LISTEN HERE     ARTIST STATEMENT:   The project aims to engage the viewer with surprise and intrigue intending to foster a healthy questioning of all media-what facts and fictions are we watching daily is our manufactured news presentations closer to the readings of a $10 psychic than an accurate impression of the world around us and our power within it.   BIO:   Paul Fletcher - facilitator-coordinator- Animation Lab 3 Class VCA Doe Bird-Weber, James Gerrard, Lincoln Glasby, Helen He, Kirsten Hoffman, Lauren Hunter, Clara Jose, Asher Karahasan

ARTISTS: VCA Animation Students

Paul Fletcher - facilitator-coordinator- Animation Lab 3 Class VCA Doe Bird-Weber, James Gerrard, Lincoln Glasby, Helen He, Kirsten Hoffman, Lauren Hunter, Clara Jose, Asher Karahasan

https://vca.unimelb.edu.au/study/degrees/bachelor-of-

fine-arts-animation/overview

SITE: Harley and Rose

GUIDED WALK: Bad Cop

$10

BOOK HERE - 11th of August 6-7pm

LISTEN HERE

ARTIST STATEMENT:

The project aims to engage the viewer with surprise and intrigue intending to foster a healthy questioning of all media-what facts and fictions are we watching daily is our manufactured news presentations closer to the readings of a $10 psychic than an accurate impression of the world around us and our power within it.

BIO:

Paul Fletcher - facilitator-coordinator- Animation Lab 3 Class VCA Doe Bird-Weber, James Gerrard, Lincoln Glasby, Helen He, Kirsten Hoffman, Lauren Hunter, Clara Jose, Asher Karahasan

  ARTISTS:  Ryoko Kose and Zeljko Radic   SITE:  Enrich Interiors and Post Industrial Design   GUIDED WALKS:  Paradise Lost and Good Cop  $10    BOOK HERE   - 4th of August    BOOK HERE     - 10th of August    LISTEN HERE     ARTIST STATEMENT:   “Just Keep Going ” is a large-scale installation consisting of crochet hemp yarn directly applied to the original structures in the site  without any nails and other tools, which represents the way we humans live and connect to their daily lives and the universe.  “Just Keep Going ” is turned into a 3D screen with complicated composition after dark. The images projected on the yarns gain more deep perspective and invite the audience into a journey to the universe in their deep inside or a experience the connection to the universe. Her free-flowing and organic lines represents the flow of life connecting the individual to the universal, the cosmopolitan to the cosmic. The work has a meditative and whimsical quality, inviting viewers to reflect upon life, human connection and the universe while moving through a space.   BIO:   My practice aims to remind people of the sense that they are a part of life in the universe which helps them refresh their mood and keep going. We all live in this world simultaneously, however, we all are living in different lives with different sense of values developed by different backgrounds. We chooses FACTS which we want to believe through our own judgement. The difference sometimes gives us the feeling as if we lived in non/FICTIONAL world. Experiencing my work might encourage people accept the difference of the lives which helps us problem solve in our real life.

ARTISTS: Ryoko Kose and Zeljko Radic

SITE: Enrich Interiors and Post Industrial Design

GUIDED WALKS: Paradise Lost and Good Cop

$10

BOOK HERE - 4th of August

BOOK HERE - 10th of August

LISTEN HERE

ARTIST STATEMENT:

“Just Keep Going ” is a large-scale installation consisting of crochet hemp yarn directly applied to the original structures in the site

without any nails and other tools, which represents the way we humans live and connect to their daily lives and the universe.

“Just Keep Going ” is turned into a 3D screen with complicated composition after dark. The images projected on the yarns gain more deep perspective and invite the audience into a journey to the universe in their deep inside or a experience the connection to the universe. Her free-flowing and organic lines represents the flow of life connecting the individual to the universal, the cosmopolitan to the cosmic. The work has a meditative and whimsical quality, inviting viewers to reflect upon life, human connection and the universe while moving through a space.

BIO:

My practice aims to remind people of the sense that they are a part of life in the universe which helps them refresh their mood and keep going. We all live in this world simultaneously, however, we all are living in different lives with different sense of values developed by different backgrounds. We chooses FACTS which we want to believe through our own judgement. The difference sometimes gives us the feeling as if we lived in non/FICTIONAL world. Experiencing my work might encourage people accept the difference of the lives which helps us problem solve in our real life.

  ARTISTS:     Karver Collective    https://vimeo.com/user83449918    SITE :  Sims Supermarket   TITLE:  Loosener   GUIDED WALK:  Good Cop and Bad Cop  $10    BOOK HERE   - 10th of August 6-7pm    BOOK HERE     - 11th of August 6-7pm    LISTEN HERE     ARTIST STATEMENT   This work depicts postmodern deconstructionist as it questions the definition and functionality of the Body. This work intends to expose that the object of language and definition is irreducibly complex, and unstable, and primarily multivalent. This video responds directly to the theme non/FICTION as it fixates upon the hazy borders of communication, hermeneutics, and language as it questions set definitions and functionality, and re-imagines the utility of the Body.   BIO   Auth Kash Karver is an interdisciplinary time-based video and, gestural, durational performance artist and considers herself a dissenting voice. Auth pushes citational gesture to breakdown, questioning the flexibility of gesture or language’s stability/instability complex, formations of the “Spectacle”, engages with cyclic and nonlinear systems and is ever curious about anatomical and logos deconstruction. Auth studied at UNSW Art & Design (formally known as COFA) and is a practicing artist in Sydney.  Stella Ktenas Karver is a sculptor, and interactive installation and performance artist who humorously interrogates themes of trace and gesture, the dynamics of human interactivity with art, Fordism, absurdity, and the grotesque. She has been exhibited numerously at USYD Verge Gallery (2013-4), North Contemporary Art Space (2016), 107 Projects (2015), Brand X @Tempe Jets (2015), Juanita Nielsen Centre (2014), and Project Contemporary Artspace (2014). Stella was also a finalist for both the 2015 and 2014 Verge Awards: 3D sculpture category.     ARTIST STATEMENT:

ARTISTS: Karver Collective

https://vimeo.com/user83449918

SITE : Sims Supermarket

TITLE: Loosener

GUIDED WALK: Good Cop and Bad Cop

$10

BOOK HERE - 10th of August 6-7pm

BOOK HERE - 11th of August 6-7pm

LISTEN HERE

ARTIST STATEMENT

This work depicts postmodern deconstructionist as it questions the definition and functionality of the Body. This work intends to expose that the object of language and definition is irreducibly complex, and unstable, and primarily multivalent. This video responds directly to the theme non/FICTION as it fixates upon the hazy borders of communication, hermeneutics, and language as it questions set definitions and functionality, and re-imagines the utility of the Body.

BIO

Auth Kash Karver is an interdisciplinary time-based video and, gestural, durational performance artist and considers herself a dissenting voice. Auth pushes citational gesture to breakdown, questioning the flexibility of gesture or language’s stability/instability complex, formations of the “Spectacle”, engages with cyclic and nonlinear systems and is ever curious about anatomical and logos deconstruction. Auth studied at UNSW Art & Design (formally known as COFA) and is a practicing artist in Sydney.

Stella Ktenas Karver is a sculptor, and interactive installation and performance artist who humorously interrogates themes of trace and gesture, the dynamics of human interactivity with art, Fordism, absurdity, and the grotesque. She has been exhibited numerously at USYD Verge Gallery (2013-4), North Contemporary Art Space (2016), 107 Projects (2015), Brand X @Tempe Jets (2015), Juanita Nielsen Centre (2014), and Project Contemporary Artspace (2014). Stella was also a finalist for both the 2015 and 2014 Verge Awards: 3D sculpture category.

ARTIST STATEMENT:

  ARTIST: Footscray Historical Society    SITE: Ercildoune    GUIDED WALK: Once Upon a Time     BOOK HERE     WEBSITE:   http://footscrayhistoricalsociety.org.au    BIO: Historical Footage REMIXed

ARTIST: Footscray Historical Society

SITE: Ercildoune

GUIDED WALK: Once Upon a Time

BOOK HERE

WEBSITE: http://footscrayhistoricalsociety.org.au

BIO: Historical Footage REMIXed

  ARTIST:   Vivienne La    WORK IN PROGRESS  - visit  www.content-aware.net    SITE:  Seddon Bendigo Bank  and  Asprey Lawyers   GUIDED WALK:  Paradise Lost and   Good Cop  $10    BOOK HERE   - 4th of August - 6 - 7pm    BOOK HERE    -  10th of August - 6-7pm    LISTEN HERE     ARTIST STATEMENT:   This project invites users to contribute footage in the form of a screen recording on their phone, demonstrating the way in which they consume, edit, and/or transmit information. This may manifest through various familiar apps, whether they are views of the participant's surroundings through the camera, their private emails, social media feed, or Googling for answers.  The user generated footage will contain screen transitions, moving image, in-app animations and effects which will then be distorted, responding to the influence of time and movement, and compiled into a film that offers audiences distorted and delayed voyeuristic viewings of the personal phone activity of strangers – challenging the ideas of privacy, authenticity and immediacy.   BIO:   Vivienne La is a freelance designer and artist, living and working as an uninvited guest in unceded Kulin Nation territory. She graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) and has participated in the studio program at SoCA (School of Clay and Art).  Her projects span sculpture, jewellery, photography and moving image. A resident at Toast Workroom, she has exhibited her works at RVCA Gallery, Perfect Splash and Mr Kitly as well as being stocked in Modern Times and IMA Brisbane.

ARTIST: Vivienne La

WORK IN PROGRESS - visit www.content-aware.net

SITE: Seddon Bendigo Bank and Asprey Lawyers

GUIDED WALK: Paradise Lost and Good Cop

$10

BOOK HERE - 4th of August - 6 - 7pm

BOOK HERE - 10th of August - 6-7pm

LISTEN HERE

ARTIST STATEMENT:

This project invites users to contribute footage in the form of a screen recording on their phone, demonstrating the way in which they consume, edit, and/or transmit information. This may manifest through various familiar apps, whether they are views of the participant's surroundings through the camera, their private emails, social media feed, or Googling for answers.

The user generated footage will contain screen transitions, moving image, in-app animations and effects which will then be distorted, responding to the influence of time and movement, and compiled into a film that offers audiences distorted and delayed voyeuristic viewings of the personal phone activity of strangers – challenging the ideas of privacy, authenticity and immediacy.

BIO:

Vivienne La is a freelance designer and artist, living and working as an uninvited guest in unceded Kulin Nation territory. She graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) and has participated in the studio program at SoCA (School of Clay and Art).
Her projects span sculpture, jewellery, photography and moving image. A resident at Toast Workroom, she has exhibited her works at RVCA Gallery, Perfect Splash and Mr Kitly as well as being stocked in Modern Times and IMA Brisbane.

  ARTIST:  DJ Sezzo   SITE:  West Projections Launch Party - 17th of August 630 - 830pm   BIO:    https://www.facebook.com/sezzosnotmusic/   In her hometown of Brisbane, DJ Sezzo created some of the first QTIPOC club nights outside of the normative gay sphere. As a host on 4zzz community radio 2014-2016, she showcased underground hip hop and alternative dance music. As a DJ, Sezzo has recently performed at Dark Mofo (Hob, 2017 and 2018), Monafoma (Hob, 2018), Falls Festival (Byron Bay, 2018), Melbourne Music Week (Town Hall, 2017), Vivid Sydney (2017), “What Would a Feminist Methodology Sound Like” (Firstdraft, 2017), MCA Artbar (Syd, 2017), The Art Gallery of NSW (Syd, 2017), HAM (Syd, 2017), Heaps Gay, Monsta Gras (Syd, 2016), EVE (Syd, 2016), The Institute of Modern Art (Bris, 2014/15), and GoMA Up Late (Bris, 2016). Recent sound collaborations with sound artist Daniel Jenatsch include the "Monsta Gras" mini-documentary for the ABC Love Bites Series (2018), “The Unsettling” for Atlanta Eke and Ghenoa Gela at The National Exhibition (Carriageworks, Syd, 2017), and Patternist AR Game for Holly Childs (The Strelka Institute, Russia, 2017). Sezzo is the recipient of the Next Wave x Liquid Architecture National Co-commission for 2018. Sezzo lives and works in Melbourne.

ARTIST: DJ Sezzo

SITE: West Projections Launch Party - 17th of August 630 - 830pm

BIO:

https://www.facebook.com/sezzosnotmusic/

In her hometown of Brisbane, DJ Sezzo created some of the first QTIPOC club nights outside of the normative gay sphere. As a host on 4zzz community radio 2014-2016, she showcased underground hip hop and alternative dance music. As a DJ, Sezzo has recently performed at Dark Mofo (Hob, 2017 and 2018), Monafoma (Hob, 2018), Falls Festival (Byron Bay, 2018), Melbourne Music Week (Town Hall, 2017), Vivid Sydney (2017), “What Would a Feminist Methodology Sound Like” (Firstdraft, 2017), MCA Artbar (Syd, 2017), The Art Gallery of NSW (Syd, 2017), HAM (Syd, 2017), Heaps Gay, Monsta Gras (Syd, 2016), EVE (Syd, 2016), The Institute of Modern Art (Bris, 2014/15), and GoMA Up Late (Bris, 2016). Recent sound collaborations with sound artist Daniel Jenatsch include the "Monsta Gras" mini-documentary for the ABC Love Bites Series (2018), “The Unsettling” for Atlanta Eke and Ghenoa Gela at The National Exhibition (Carriageworks, Syd, 2017), and Patternist AR Game for Holly Childs (The Strelka Institute, Russia, 2017). Sezzo is the recipient of the Next Wave x Liquid Architecture National Co-commission for 2018. Sezzo lives and works in Melbourne.

  ARTISTS:  Fierce Mild   SITE:  Chamber St  as part of  West Projections Launch Party  17th of August 630 - 930pm    BOOK HERE   - essential   ‘Want It To End’, is a 20 minute immersive, multi-sensory experience which only two people experience at a time.  As Fierce Mild will plays live , the participant watches a virtual reality film in which they are the protagonist guided by a mysterious man through a virtual dystopian rural Australian landscape. Engaging all senses including touch, taste and smell, Fierce Mild will fully submerge you in this world of Stephanie Peter's immersive cinematic experience.   WARNING:  Please note that the VR work is a fully immersive experience which contains adult themes recommended for 18+.  The film does not contain any flashing images but any attendees with severe photosensitive epilepsy are advised to speak to the artists on the day or contact Fierce Mild in advance at  fierce.mild@gmail.com .  Wearing the VR headsets can cause mild nausea, so if you have any concerns then please don't hesitate to speak to our staff on the day.   BIO:   "Fierce Mild is a Melbourne based audio visual band , who creates a cinematic experience at every performance. The visuals with the expansive art rock draw the audience into a Lynchian dreamscape. The exploration of virtual reality and audio spatialisation is an natural progression for the band who aim to immerse the audience in every performance that they enact.

ARTISTS: Fierce Mild

SITE: Chamber St as part of West Projections Launch Party

17th of August 630 - 930pm

BOOK HERE - essential

‘Want It To End’, is a 20 minute immersive, multi-sensory experience which only two people experience at a time. As Fierce Mild will plays live , the participant watches a virtual reality film in which they are the protagonist guided by a mysterious man through a virtual dystopian rural Australian landscape. Engaging all senses including touch, taste and smell, Fierce Mild will fully submerge you in this world of Stephanie Peter's immersive cinematic experience.

WARNING: Please note that the VR work is a fully immersive experience which contains adult themes recommended for 18+.

The film does not contain any flashing images but any attendees with severe photosensitive epilepsy are advised to speak to the artists on the day or contact Fierce Mild in advance at fierce.mild@gmail.com.

Wearing the VR headsets can cause mild nausea, so if you have any concerns then please don't hesitate to speak to our staff on the day.

BIO:

"Fierce Mild is a Melbourne based audio visual band , who creates a cinematic experience at every performance. The visuals with the expansive art rock draw the audience into a Lynchian dreamscape. The exploration of virtual reality and audio spatialisation is an natural progression for the band who aim to immerse the audience in every performance that they enact.


  ARTIST:  VJade   SITE:  West Projections Launch Party - 17th of August 630 - 830pm   BIO:   VJade (Jade Burstall)'s art practice enlists a broad range of hybrid media including experimental animation, videoart, photography, and live interactive video performance (VJ). She also creates audio-visual sensory experiences, creating immersive environments and installation art, both in galleries and public spaces.

ARTIST: VJade

SITE: West Projections Launch Party - 17th of August 630 - 830pm

BIO:

VJade (Jade Burstall)'s art practice enlists a broad range of hybrid media including experimental animation, videoart, photography, and live interactive video performance (VJ). She also creates audio-visual sensory experiences, creating immersive environments and installation art, both in galleries and public spaces.

 Dayzed are a five-piece band influenced by Dream Pop, Psychedelia and Shoegaze.  Dayzed blends their own lo-fi coastal sound with harmless melodies, an insatiable appetite for reverb and the combination of hazy guitar and dreamy synth sounds.   West Projections Festival Launch - 17th of August     https://www.vu.edu.au/about-vu/facilities-services/our-services/music-booking-agency

Dayzed are a five-piece band influenced by Dream Pop, Psychedelia and Shoegaze.

Dayzed blends their own lo-fi coastal sound with harmless melodies, an insatiable appetite for reverb and the combination of hazy guitar and dreamy synth sounds.

West Projections Festival Launch - 17th of August

https://www.vu.edu.au/about-vu/facilities-services/our-services/music-booking-agency