Channels Australian Video Art Festival, Australia’s only biennial celebration of video art and culture kicks off with a bang this Thursday. The 10-day curated festival will feature 60 artists in 21 events and will present the very best contemporary video practice from across the globe in Melbourne and in the digital sphere.
International festival guest Sam Smith’s new exhibition Slow Fragmentation will mark the launch of the event and the evening will screen a selection of twelve video works from artist-run-initiatives in Australia and New Zealand at Screen Space.
Other highlights include:
Saturday 19th September, 4-6pm – opening event with drinks at Incu and Zambes.
Selected by Project QUAD, seven video works are presented in non-traditional exhibition spaces including shopfronts, restaurants and hotels along one of Melbourne’s busiest laneways. Flinders Lane, CBD.
Saturday 19th September, 10am – 5pm – In the Epoch of the Near and Far opening.
In the Epoch of the Near and Far features work by Petra Cortright (USA), Heath Franco (AUS), Marian Tubbs (AUS), Emile Zile (AUS/NL), Keith Deverell (UK/AUS) and Aaron Christopher Rees (AUS). Six artists examine the interplay between digital and physical life. Grey Gardens Projects, 51 Victoria Street, Fitzroy
An introductory workshop with artist Kate Geck, where you can make a simple print image interactive. Kate Geck’s immersive AV installations will also feature at Channels Festival joint closing night event in partnership with Liquid Architecture, Two Party State. Grey Gardens Projects, 51 Victoria Street, Fitzroy
When: 18-27 September 2015