Australian project to commission ambitious digital art
23rd Jul 2012
A major new Australian arts scheme is to explore the impact of our digital age on the arts, with 24 brand new works spanning choreography, visual arts and film.
The initiative, 24 Frames per Second, is funded by the Australia Council for the Arts and will present the new pieces over three years, culminating in an exhibition at Redfern’s multi-arts venue Carriageworks in 2015, and followed by an international tour.
A total of 18 Australian and six international artists, including US performance artist Nick Cave and Singaporean visual artist Ming Wong, have been commissioned.
Carriageworks director Lisa Havilah said the scheme has been developed in response to major shifts in the cross-disciplinary, collaborative nature of choreography, arts and film.
She said: ’24 Frames will provide Australian artists with significant opportunities to collaborate with international artists. An indigenous and cross-cultural focus will reflect the cultural diversity of artists currently working across multiple disciplines.’
Havilah added: ‘This project marks a significant new chapter for the Redfern-based arts institution, cementing its position as a new generation of cultural institution which, through its artistic programme, will lead a new approach to the way work is commissioned and presented. The Carriageworks artistic programme will be recognised as ambitious, risk taking and unrelenting in its support of artists.’
ABC Television has said it will be a broadcasting partner for the project.
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