VR Short Films

PublicReading (II)

Synopsis

PublicReading (II) imagines into the personal narratives of library visitors and their connection with the space. This work draws inspiration from the pathways and behaviours of library visitors, looking at how the modern library function centres around the people that come into the library building, and how their personal histories become part of the library’s archive as stories that exist beyond the pages.

The first iteration of PublicReading was developed as a live performance and installation with the support of The School (BE), Bibliotheek Hasselt Limburg, Dear Hunter, Australian Cultural Fund and Ars Musica Australis. This new work, developed specifically for the State Library of WA evolves from anonymous observation, mapping and documentation of the individuals that visit the library, capturing the personal narratives that cross this private/public space.

Walking the line between fact and fiction, private and public, PublicReading (II) moves between intimate glimpses into the people within our libraries and the stories they have to tell.

CHOREOGRAPHER: Serena Chalker
DANCER: Storm Helmore
COMPOSER: Alice Humphries
VR DIRECTOR: Justin McArdle

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Best experienced on the Facebook mobile app with headphones.


Prospecting for Concrete

Synopsis

Prospecting for Concrete is a response to the architecture and art in the Art Gallery of Western Australia, drawing on and embodying the history and brutalist structure of the building and two of the works in the historical gallery- Down on His Luck by Frederick McCubbin and a statue of Adam by Rodin. The audience are positioned as a character within the film, and by directing their own gaze experience these awakened historical works colliding with the present moment.

CHOREOGRAPHER: Emma Fishwick
DANCER: Mitchell Aldridge
COMPOSER: Ned Beckley & Josh Hogan
VR DIRECTOR: Brodie May Rowlands

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Best experienced on the Facebook mobile app with headphones.


Fleeting

Synopsis

A transportation into PICA’s history. We embody a schoolgirl as we take a journey through the past. To reminisce on what the space used to be, an all girls school. A space filled with childlike wonder and playfulness. She dances her way through classrooms and corridors all the way up to the tower where she emerges free from the past, content with the present. The film is filled with curiousness and fascination and transports us through one of Perth’s cultural landmarks.

CHOREOGRAPHER: Claudia Alessi
DANCER: Joe Omodei
COMPOSER: Lachlan Skipworth
VR DIRECTOR: Stephanie Senior

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Best experienced on the Facebook mobile app with headphones.


Stagecraft

Synopsis

The magic of the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia is captured in this alternative experience of the stage. The viewer is encouraged to escape reality by a whimsical being, transported from a spectator to a performer. A series of wild ballets and a micro-tutting staircase champion the space, history and architecture in this rare chance to go behind the curtain and experience the buzz, thrill and drama of being on stage.

CHOREOGRAPHER: Scott Elstermann
DANCER: Scott Galbraith
COMPOSER: Rebecca Erin Smith
VR DIRECTOR: Lauren Brunswick

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Best experienced on the Facebook mobile app with headphones.


PRODUCED BY:
Revelation Film Festival & XR:WA in collaboration with Co3 Australia & Tura New Music

SUPPORTED BY:
Lotterywest, City of Perth and State Theatre Centre of Western Australia

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