What kind of future can an artist imagine? Want to know what they see? Master of Arts (Art in Public Space) students and alumni curated and created artworks as part of the 2016 Melbourne Fringe.
Myths Beneath the Carlton
[Short Description] Master of Arts (Art in Public Space) students and alumni curated and created public artworks for Myths Beneath the Carlton, as part of the 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival.
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[Title] A Master of Art (Art in Public Space) Project
[Visual] Two people walking up some stairs, a shot of the the Carlton Hotel.
[Title] MYTHS BENEATH THE CARLTON
[Title] Melbourne Fringe Festival 2016, Carlton Hotel, Melbourne
[Visual] People interacting with colourfully lit rooms with art pieces within.
[Title] Five artists were asked to create a ficto-mythology of the future..
[Title] Richard Charles Pilkington, Sound Artist
[Audio: voice over of Richard Charles Pilkington] We were tasked with creating a vision of the future and if I'm creating a future I’d want it to be one I would like to live in and hopefully one I’m willing to fight for.
[Visual] Scenes of Richard Charles Pilkington working with sound, adjusting levels, using his headphones.
[Title] Simon Mazzei, Stencil Artist
[Audio: voice over of Simon Mazzei] What I’m hoping for the viewer to take away from the experience is hopefully, that they can sort of read into the narrative. So hopefully they can sort of be immersed in the art work and take something valuable away from that.
[Visual] Scenes of spray cans, Simon Mazzei putting on his mask and spraying onto a canvas.
[Title] Ping Yan, Interactive Installation Artist
[Audio: voice over of Ping Yang] I would love them to not only see it but to touch it and play with it and have a more physical interaction with it.
[Visual] Ping Yang interacting with her work, which is some colourful balls that expand when squeezed.
[Title] Zeyuan Wang
[Audio: voice over of Zeyuan Wang] I’m interested in light, in my understanding light is the important element which promotes human society from the past to the future.
[Visual] Zeyuan Wang working on his art piece, his work in the gallery space - light bouncing off a spinning sculpture.
[Title] Paul Candy, Video Artist
[Audio: voice over of Paul Candy] The idea that collaboration can be freedom is central to the way I go about producing work.
[Visual] Paul Candy looking at his work, abstract video projected onto a wall. Scenes of audience members and the students walking into the spaces.
[Title] Simon Joseph Doyle, Curator
[Audio: voice over of Simon Joseph Doyle] Myths Beneath the Carlton is designed to draw on lessons of the pasts and the current socio-political climate, to present multiple artistic responses to a possible future. The exhibition is designed to be immersive, so when the audience enters a space they are transported into another world be engaging all the senses.
[Visual] Students setting up their art in the different spaces. Measuring spaces, placing art etc.
[Audio: voice over of Simon Mazzei] So my contribution to the exhibition is basically four pieces and they work as an evolution, almost like working off a timeline. Kinda went a bit sci-fi on it and I said I’ll make now for the past and the future the present. The masters basically allowed me to develop bit more of a strength through my work, look at developing a solid rational behind the work, exposing me to information that was relevant to my process and practice and helping me refine that to become a better artist essentially.
[Visual] Simon Mazzei working on his stencil art in the space, audience’s looking at his art, scenes of his large stencil on the wall and process shots of his workspace.
[Audio: voice over of Simon Mazzei] So I’ve done a few collaborations, through being involved with RMIT and the Masters of Public Space. A few of those were a project at Old Melbourne Gaol and also at Broad Meadows Town Hall, but this one the first one I’ve done for Melbourne Fringe Festival.
[Audio: voice over of Richard Charles Pilkington] Through the process of development we were encouraged to collaborate with the other artists and it seemed to fir that my sound work be installed in a central position in the gallery to try and work to unify the works to bring it all together as one exhibit instead of a set of smaller exhibitions.
[Visual] Students collaborating and discussing things, whilst looking at work.
[Audio: voice over of Ping Yang] I enjoy my course a lot at RMIT. I’ve got my own studio I can work, and it provides a lot of facilities for me to work. And it helps me to realise big sized installations, that I normally can’t do without you know being supported by the university. I think in terms of collaborating, what I enjoyed most is the fact that I can get a a lot from different people and I get different opinions from people and that changes a lot of sides of my work.
[Visual] Scenes of Ping Yang working on her art pieces, collaborating and discussing with other students, and people interacting with her art.
[Audio: voice over of Paul Candy] Things I really love about my art form is I get to express intangible ideas that would be impossible through words, paint or sculpture of any other medium. RMIT has not just given me a place to further my own education but also an collaborative community that I can produce a body of work, for a larger community.
[Visual] Paul Candy’s video work in the space, him adjusting the projector, his camera etc, and some scenes of him walking around the city.
[Title] The artworks in this exhibition are conceptual in nature and invited the audience to immerse themselves in the experience, and reflect on their meaning within the context of this framework.
[Title] All artists are current students or alumni of the RMIT Master of Arts (Art in Public Space)
[Visual] Logo of RMIT University.
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