The Gertrude Association (not for profit) is a volunteer run group dedicated to exhibiting contemporary new media. Since 2008, it has produced outdoor site-specific projection-art events that exhibit professional, emerging and community artists. The Association’s premier event is the annual Gertrude Street Projection Festival. Other events have been produced in Melbourne and on King Island as part of the Tasmanian Arts Festival, Ten days on the Island. Various team members have a range of projects in development.
Media Lab Melbourne
Between the 21st-29th July Media Lab Melbourne will be running its fourth Sprint as part of the Gertrude Street Projection Festival. Working out of SEVENTH Gallery at 155 Gertrude St, we will be re-imagining the possibilities of projections and screens during the Antiscreen Sprint.
This event will explore alternate methods of projecting light. We are interested in understanding and exploring the cultural effects of technology and as such we will be breaking down the familiar and reconstructing it into a new form.
Media Lab Melbourne will be leading an intensive 9 day workshop on unconventional, novel and subverted light imagery techniques. We are looking to break out of the constraints that conventional screens and classic aspect ratio framing bind us. Projection is light transformed into meaning – this is the baseline we will be working from. Unusual projection masks, pinhole cameras, shadow plays, projection mappings, alternative light displays – we are open to any projects within the scope of our proposal. The final day of the Sprint will involve a showcase of projects developed during the period.
Applicants from diverse creative and technical backgrounds are welcome as usual.
LOCATION & DATE
The Antiscreen sprint will be held between the 21st-29th July, and will launch on Saturday the 21st July at 10:30am.
The venue for the event will be SEVENTH Gallery – 155 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy.
Come down on the Friday 20th July between 6pm-8pm to discuss the upcoming Sprint informally with drinks and nibbles.
Saturday 21st: 10.30am – 6pm
Sunday 22nd: 10:30am – 6pm
Monday 23rd – Friday 27th: 4pm – 9pm
Saturday 28th: 10.30am – 6pm
Sunday 28th: 10.30am – 6pm
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