SCRAP! at West Projections Festival
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ArtLife animators decode the ever-changing contract we have with modern technology through stop-motion animation of discarded e-waste. How does the multiplication and reliance on technology in our work, homes and pockets impact the physical world? Constant software updates mirror the life cycle of phones, laptops and TVs. Hardware that is built-to-break, not to last. This road kill on the side of the information highway contributes to the ever-growing pile of electronic junk.
Through visual patterns, repetition and tempo ArtLife animators explore the shared and juxtaposing algorithms of natural materials and the structured digital machine. From natural seedpods grow the machines that connect us to the cyber world.
SCRAP! will also be included in the West Projections The Magical Mystery Tour on Saturday 25 August, 6pm.
WHEN: Friday 3 August – Sunday 26 August
Friday 3 August – Saturday 4 August: Westside Yoga (windows) – 77 Charles St, Seddon
Friday 10 August – Saturday 11 August: Asprey Lawyers, 567a Barkley St, West Footscray
Tuesday 17 August – Friday 27 August: Littlefoot Bar (outside courtyard), 223 Barkly St, Footscray
About the ArtLife animators:
The Artlife animators have been creating work collectively for over a decade. The work, highly collaborative from conception to resolution, finds its’ form through the merging of individual illustrative and photographic pieces. Their work has featured in Gertrude St Projection festival (2017 award winning work), One Night in Footscray, Setting Sun short film festival, Winter Labyrinth (FCAC) and FCAC Artlife Visual Arts exhibitions.
The ArtLife animators are Wade Cameron, Teagan Connor, Pamela Debrincat, Emily Dober, Megan Hunter, Alisha O’Neil, Chelsea Michelle, Daniel Munnery, Filippo Signorelli and Paul Sunderland.
SCRAP! will be presented at West Projections Festival 2018.
1 – Still from SCRAP!