West Projections returns this winter, and is seeking expressions of interest from local, national and international artists to be part of the 2018 Festival.
The community festival is held in August, when it transforms the streets of Melbourne's inner-west with an immersive series of projections and interactive events.
Seen in alley ways, creative spaces, Victoria University campuses, public places and residents’ mailboxes, the projections illuminate Footscray and surrounds and provide the community with a unique after-dark experience.
The program includes:
- a public launch
- guided and self-guided walks
- artist talks
Non/Fiction explores the grey area between fact and fiction and the hazy borders of communication, language and interpretation. In an age of accessible and instant technology, we are all writers, photographers and reporters, disseminating information at an accelerated rate to a global audience. Pop-culture and consumerism endlessly occupy our screens and streets, providing blurry realities.
We are looking for work that examines the questions:
- How do we filter between fact and fiction?
- Who benefits and who suffers from this information?
As a diverse and eclectic community, Footscray and its surrounds provide the ideal platform to explore these ideas.
Your chance to take part
West Projections aims to assist local, national and international artists, support emerging artists and creative students, and broaden ways in which people can participate. We invite you to apply to exhibit your work in 2018 - the fifth consecutive year of this festival.
We ask you to respond to the theme of 'Non/Fiction', using projection to delve into forms of communication as translation.
Visit www.westprojections.com for more information.
- Application deadline: Friday 27 April
- Seddon satellite project: 3 - 4 August
- West Footscray satellite project: 10 - 11 August
- Main Festival, Footscray CBD: 17 - 26 August