PROTOTYPE: A three-month digital pop-up of new video art and short films, delivered on Tuesdays, for free by email newsletter, launching 2 July 2019
Alena Lodkina (director, Strange Colours, Venice International Film Festival 2017) Tiyan Baker (Tim Freedman Travelling Scholarship winner, 2019), Jason Phu (Sulman Prize winner, 2015) Tina Havelock Stevens (Blake Prize winner, 2018), Gabriella Hirst (Ian Potter Moving Image Commission winner, 2019), Cloudy Rhodes (director, Deluge, Sydney Film Festival 2019), Talia Smith, Sarah Hadley, Conor Bateman, James Nguyen, Angela Goh & Hannah Brontë.
Every week, Prototype will deliver a brand new video – curated, experimental, personal – from a vital, handpicked artist or filmmaker, to audiences’ inboxes during the morning commute. All of the artists have something to say about how it feels to be in the world at this moment, all their works are handmade with conviction and intelligence, and their ideas are opened up and contextualised with a short text in the e-newsletter.
The first aim is to nurture and fund talented artists to make interesting works, with mentorship and access to a new audience. The second aim is to innovate how experimental screen art is commissioned, curated and presented – outside galleries and film festivals, enabling those in remote & non-urban communities, or those who can’t or don’t go to galleries and museums regularly, to engage with cutting edge art via digital means.
A FEW HIGHLIGHTS
- Alena Lodkina melds Greek myth with Melbourne millenial frustration in her new film Mercury.
- Jason Phu riffs on the viral cooking video format, as his parents tell stories over flaming woks.
- Sarah Hadley makes a cross-generational queer romance starring Heather Mitchell.
- Tiyan Baker crafts a quasi-documentary on real-life men’s fight clubs in Sydney’s inner west.
Regional events are planned for soon after the digital roll-out.
This exciting new way of seeing innovative screen works is initiated by editor and curator Lauren Carroll Harris (writer and critic, ABC RN’s The Screen Show) and proudly supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, City of Sydney, Arcadia Films and Antidote.
First video-art email dispatch on 2 July — signup here http://eepurl.com/gqiS0P
Posted by Prototype – e-newsletter of experimental video art & short film on Monday, 10 June 2019