DE ANIMA (CATALYST: A Katherine Hannay Visual Art Commission)
12 APRIL - 1 JUNE 2014, BENDIGO ART GALLERY
The Cinemas Project is a program of major, new contemporary artworks that explore the spaces of cinema in regional Victoria. These projects, by five of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, evoke both the mechanics of film as well as the history and present day reality of cinema. In many cases the works are housed within or make reference to cinema buildings that still stand, have vanished or have been re-purposed.
In the early days of film, movie theatres occupied a pivotal place in our communities often doubling as town halls, dance halls and even skate rinks. They were places of social gathering but also of imagination and fantasy. The Cinemas Project aims to explore and to reignite these sites of living memories, spirited visions, and future possibilities.
Each of the five artists has worked in relation to a single location. In this way the history of cinema in regional Victoria provides an impetus for the contemporary artworks that have been commissioned for The Cinemas Project. The resulting artworks provide us with imaginative relationships and reflections upon the place of cinema.
Thursday 24 April 7.30pm, The Regent Theatre, Yarram
A play in six acts presented by The Regent Theatre and Gippsland Regional Arts
written by Lily Hibberd…
12 April to 8 June 2014, Latrobe Regional Gallery
An exhibition activating the remnants and memories from cinemas in the Gippsland region.
12 April to 1 June 2014, Bendigo Art Gallery
A visually sumptuous world of sound and image that immerses us in its midst.
27 June to 23 August 2014, Mildura Arts Centre
A descent into a noir-esque landscape of images of reflection and refraction.
7pm Friday 4 July, Coles Carpark, Warrnambool
Dual performance-processes engaging the sonic and visual possibilities of forgotten cinema sites in Warrnambool, employed in the generation of new a film project, screened on the site of a former cinema
6 – 9 July, Sorrento, Indented Head, Geelong and at Geelong Gallery
A four-day long participatory performance moving the images of William Buckley and John Batman from their site of encounter to significant sites in Geelong.