Following hot on the heels of the Armidale project Craig is currently running 4 day masterclasses in northern NSW and the Sunshine Coast. After that Digital Odyssey will be on hiatus, taking a well earned break until 2012. Until then, happy filming!
The projection nights at the Armidale swimming pool wall were a huge success! Over two nights locals saw the Just One Less videos that Craig had edited into a digital media experience bringing to life an empty carpark in the centre of town. The video booth was also on site with video works created by local students on display inside.
Although there were fire drums to keep people warm, there was also the option for audience members to stay in their cars and listen to the video’s soundtrack via a live feed on Tune FM. Earlier in the afternoon, several local bands performed on a mobile stage at the nearby skatepark, making for a really diverse audience.
Sincere thanks to Kim McConville, Narrelle Jarry, Pia McBean and the rest of the Beyond Empathy team for pulling together such a vibrant event, and for partnering with the MCA on the project.
Craig is in Armidale, busily editing footage of Armidale locals from the Just One Less video booth. He is creating large-scale projection works to be presented over two outdoor events on the 1st and 2nd of July. Come down to see the buildings and landscape around the pool light up with video portraits of local people.
OUTDOOR VIDEO PROJECTIONS
SWIMMING POOL CARPARK cnr Markham and Dumaresq Streets
FRIDAY 1ST and SATURDAY 2ND JULY – 5.30 – 7.30PM
Live music concert – skatepark – Saturday 2nd July – 3pm – 5.30pm
After travelling from Alice Springs back to New South Wales, Craig and Hiromi have landed in Armidale and are getting set up for some great new events.
Hiromi Tango will conduct FREE workshops to create a collaborative screen from articles donated by the Armidale community. Please bring objects that speak to you of ‘home’ ( eg. textiles, photos, memorabilia, quirky artefacts and other materials ) and get involved. The final collaborative artwork will then be on display, including portraits of people in the Armidale community being projected on to the screen.
shopfront, Dangar Street, Armidale (next to Funk Hair, opp Commonwealth Bank)
Tues 14 June – Wed 22 June
Drop in, opening hours: Tues-Fri 9am – 4pm, Thurs 9am – 6pm, Sat 9am – 12pm
Daily from Friday 24June – Sunday 3 July
Beyond Empathy Tel (02) 6772 0101 firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out these photos from the Wide Open Space Festival where Craig installed his work Humanature at Ross River Resort from 29 April – 1 May.
Last night’s public showing of the new work HOME (Alice Springs) was a big success with over 50 people stopping to watch the full projection.
Below is a series of images taken on the night. Being in a prominent and at times controversial part of the city, the huge faces sparked a lot of interest from passers-by.
Craig Walsh has taken video portraits of Alice Springs locals and they are currently being edited into a new artwork. The public are invited to come and view Craig’s latest work HOME (Alice Springs):
7.30 – 9.30pm: Thursday 12, Friday 13 and Saturday 14 May 2011
Todd St, Alice Springs, near KFC
This site has been described in the media, most memorably by Nicholas Rothwell writing for the Australian. His article was published on 19th February this year:
The infamous wall near KFC on Todd St will speak up with a diverse portrait of local people’s views on what “home” means to them. HOME can be seen as a counterpoint to the misery portrayed in the media and a way of reinterpreting and transforming the so called “Apartheid zones”.