WA artists and architects in collaboration: Public Forum
The Public Forum is proudly supported by Western Australia’s Department of Culture and the Arts, the Office of the Government Architect, the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority and Advance Press.
Where: State Theatre Centre of Western Australia courtyard (corner James and William Street)
When: Fri 9 May, 7pm – 9pm
The highlight of the making: fun events program, the Public Forum is a free and inclusive event that will bring the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia to life. Architects and artists will be brought together to engage with the public in a dialogue on the value of collaboration through a range of art forms and media including public art, urban installations, augmented reality technology, film, dance and music.
The key components of the Public Forum are outlined below.
Perth Samplings: artists and architects in collaboration
As part of its Perth Samplings lecture series the Office of the Government Architect, with support from the Department of Culture and the Arts, hosts a conversation about emerging and future practices of collaboration between artist and architects. A panel of distinguished speakers representing the different players in delivering public art – clients, artists, architects and others in between – has been assembled to deliver a short, sharp vision of the future of public art in Western Australia.
Speakers include Geoff Warn (Government Architect), Libby Guj (Jones Coulter Young), Alec Coles (CEO Western Australian Museum) and Tom Muller and Daniel Aisenson – winners of the ‘Artists and Architects in Collaboration’ public art commission. The audience will be invited to probe the panel in an interactive Q&A session.
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Dancing About Architecture
By Unkempt Dance
Based on the Elvis Costello quote ‘Writing about music is like dancing about architecture’ Dancing About Architecture is a dance performance by the talented Perth dance trio Unkempt Dance of Carly Armstrong, Jessica Lewis and Amy Wiseman. Commissioned especially for this event, this sometimes irreverent performance will explore every architecture student’s inner dream.
Image: Emma Fishwick
2014 Venice Biennale Preview: Augmented Australia
Craig McCormack (Felix)
Craig McCormack of Felix Laboratories is part of the Perth-based creative director team for the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. Craig will preview this year’s exhibition of Augmented Australia which uses augmented reality technology activated by smart device apps to experience anew contemporary unbuilt architectural projects from around Australia. This project has evolved out of a multi-disciplinary team and the unique digital interface has wide-ranging implications for how architecture is perceived and accessed by the public.
Cinecity architectural film project screening
Cinecity is an annual architectural film project that takes place in both cyber and physical space, connecting architectural filmmakers across the world. Participants have been invited to submit 60 unedited architectural films which explore the conference theme, making:2014. Selected films will be screened in the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia courtyard as part of the Public Forum. Cinecity has been co-ordinated collaboratively in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, Australia by artists, architects and academics.
Judges for this year’s Cinecity include Zaha Hadid, Tony Hill, Geoffrey London, Francois Penz, Penelope Seilder, Emma Williamson and the making:2014 Creative Directors.
Menagerie community choir
making:2014 hosts a live performance by Perth’s very own indie-pop choir, Menagerie. Now in its third season, Menagerie is a 100 voice community choir whose past repertoire has included songs by Sufjan Stevens, The Reindeer Section and Mystery Jets.