Federation Square, Feb-June 2013
The Light in Winter 2013: When does the light turn on? We are working with a team of artists from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre to create a 30min video installation for Melbourne’s Federation Square. The project includes a behind the scenes documentary and a series of online video provocations for the Light in Winter 2013.
In a series of workshops between Feb-June, our team is collaborating with over 75 contributors / Melbourne artists from migrant, refugee, Anglo-Australian, Indigenous and Pacific Islander backgrounds, to reflect on Light in Winter’s theme of ‘race, voice and power’. The resulting half hour experimental art work, ‘when does the light turn on?’, is screening throughout June on the Big Screen at Federation Square and online.
‘When does the light turn on?’ is part dance, part documentary, part moving image poetry: Australian citizens of the world share their insights, movements and stories about enlightenment, racism and change, and offer ‘gifts of light’ that come to life on screen as animations of light.
Change Media has joined Light in Winter 2013 to produce a collaborative digital video art work for Fed Square’s Big Screen and online environments, based on Change Media’s national co-creative art and community capacity building initiative.
The project engages with a wide range of Light in Winter’s participating communities during a series of workshops in Melbourne, with preparation and post production at Asylum Seekers Resource Centre venues and the Change Media studios. The collaboration with Fed Square will create a high quality, community driven new media work. Change Media’s aim is to produce innovative and engaging artwork relevant for a wider audience that creatively speaks to the issues of ‘compassion-fatigue’. Change Media’s method is based on a co-creative capacity building model; the artwork will include artists/ participants from the Light in Winter communities and the media production processes will involve artists from refugee backgrounds, some of them have collaborated on the project since 2011. The work merges two of our most successful and ambitious projects to date, The Perfect Refugee and A Penny For Your Thought initiative, both funded through the Australia Council for the Arts Creative Community Partnership Initiative.
PARTNERS: Australia Council for the Arts CCPI; Asylum Seeker Resource Centre; Fed Square Light in Winter Festival 2013; VicHealth; VCA Centre for Cultural Partnerships; Tallstoreez Productionz
when does the light turn on?
Click the link to watch - When does the light turn on?
Click here to watch all 45 provocations at the Square of Light forum.
Thanks for your generous sharing, your amazing creative input and all the hard work to get it done!
Change Media team:
Artistic Director – Jennifer Lyons-Reid
Creative Producer – Carl Kuddell
Director of Photography – Johanis Lyons-Reid
Editors – Jesse Miles and Jennifer Lyons-Reid
Special Effects – Felix Weber
Colour Grade – Johanis Lyons-Reid
Music – Jesse Miles
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre team:
Camera B – Ghokan Zorlu
Camera C – Adem Mohamedali Etel
Slow motion camera – Mirhat Turan and Adem Mohamedali Etel
Production Manager – Kate Murray
ASRC Supporters – Raj Yadev, Courtney Green and Bonnie Dunstone
Fed Square team:
Artistic Director Light in Winter – Robyn Archer
Program Manager – Matt Jones
Creative Projects Manager – Renee Dudfield
Creative Producer Community Participation – Nadja Kostich
Yomal Krishan Rajasinghe
Square of Light contributors:
Lou Bennett and the Light in Winter choir ensemble
Tony Yap Company
Catherine Simmonds and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre performers
…and all the other artists, performers and contributors that made Light in Winter what it is…
Also a special thanks to the Australian Nursing Federation Victoria, for the use of their fabulous venue!
Square of Light is proudly supported by VicHealth
This Change Media project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts Community Partnership – CCPI