2015-16

@ Perth Cultural Centre, WA
2015 Oct 01-17, 6:00-7:00pm
2015 Oct 18-24, 10:00-11:00pm
2015 Oct 25-31, 2:00-3:00pm

@ Office of Design and Architecture, Adelaide, SA
2015 Oct 09-12, on loop

@ The Autumn Co, Brisbane, QLD
2015 Nov 06, 6:00pm

@ Pavilion X, Canberra, ACT
2015 Nov 27, 8:00-9:00pm

@ Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
2016 March 13, 5:00pm

FEATURED VIDEOS

Video: Dead Reckoning Footage
Contributor(s): Robert Cameron
Duration: 18 x 30 seconds
Description: Dead Reckoning is a part of a larger body of research into the potential application of data gathered by locative media in the design of public space. This has involved the design and prototyping of software and hardware systems that process and visualise contextual data in order to generate unique interactive experiences. Version 2.0 was installed as a part of the 2014 Urban Screening. The software utilizes video surveillance data to record and represent aggregative patterns of activity within the public square. The future development of this software will aim to expand the capabilities and application of these kinds of architectural interface.

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Video: The Last Climber Alive Must Keep Herself Fit and Ready
Contributor(s): Erin Coates, soundtrack by Stuart James
Duration: 05 minutes 41 seconds
Description: The last climber alive must keep herself fit and ready explores the ultimate freedom and intense futility of being the final human occupant on earth. Set in an immense and unkempt urban architectural model, the scene for the last person alive is simultaneously a utopic and dystopic space; the city is shown in its ideal form, untainted by human occupation, yet neglected, unfulfilled and inert. The final inhabitant of the planet is cast as a rock climber, whose new geological arcadia is the inexplicably abandoned city. The lights of the city dim and change colour in ghostly automation as the last climber passes her time looking for other signs of life, keeping fit, and scaling the city’s buildings. In this city she is liberated from all rules, yet her rebellion against normative behaviour becomes meaningless in a paradigm of post-humanity.

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Video: Thigmotaxis
Contributor(s): Erin Coates
Duration: 09 minutes 01 seconds
Description: Thigmotaxis is a vertiginous, fast paced experimental film – a manifesto of city and suburban transgression through bouldering and parkour – which plays out to heart-racing effect with a polyrhythmic percussive soundscape. Coates draws on her background in urban climbing and interest in architecture to provide new perspectives into Perth’s build environs. Filmed over a series of early-morning guerrilla-style interventions with the city’s public art and architecture, Thigmotaxis brings together collaborations with climbers, parkour traceurs, video artists and drone pilots. As well as local experimental musician Stuart James, who accompanied the artist to her climb locations to build up a library of field recordings of the sound of the body’s contact with artworks and architecture.

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EXHIBITED VIDEOS

Video: 57 Spring Street
Contributor(s): Ben Sheehan / Katy Moir / Will Harvey-Jones
Duration: 01 minutes 00 seconds
Description: This short film portrays a cinematic section of a Queenslander. It finds its inspiration in personal experiences and literary descriptions of domestic life and architecture. The continuous panning shot was taken through the central hallway of a Brisbane share house. The scenes demonstrate how modest rooms of timber and tin can become the settings for the super real theatre of everyday life. This is a single continuous take made with a Digital DSLR. Music: Castledine Hero – The Liar’s Chair. Used with artist’s permission. Copyright The Liars Chair. 57 Spring street is a part of The Cinecity Architectural Film Project, an annual short film event exploring architectural ideas in 1 minute films – each year the brief is written in response to the theme of the Australian Institute of Architects National Conference.

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Video: [Re]constructing Nobbys
Contributor(s): Dean Williams
Duration: 02 minutes 01 seconds
Description: This film was made for the presentation of Dean’s final design project for his Masters of Architecture at the University of Newcastle, Australia. The project is a critique on the way we are currently constructing modern architecture. The film was used to portray how the project would construct a world-class performance space over a slow-build, monumental 30 year period. The post-industrial city of Newcastle doesn’t have the money to build the cultural facilities we require, and has failed to produce these buildings over the past 5 years. [Re]constructing Nobbys proposes a potential solution for this situation through the exploration of ideas of congealed construction as an economic, social and time dependant alternative mode of design and construction. Over a 30 year period, acting as a “self constructing machine” the project uses infrastructure from nearby industrial sites, waste materials and unused buildings to create a sequential process of inhabitation and reuse, leading to the eventual construction of the desired performance space.

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Video: Desert Rose /September Edition
Contributor(s): Elli Ioannou
Duration: 03 minutes 54 seconds
Description: Desert Rose is a selection of video dioramas as if short stories, or poems, which include themes of idealized beauty, time-place and the sublime. Each layer from each diorama, holds a place and time of significance for the author. Spaces included in the video in sequence: V&A entrance (London), Bondi ocean (Sydney), Bocconi University (Milan) and Jardin Tuileries (Paris). Sound design credit: Wolfgang Voigt/ Gas-Pop 1 original mix (Germany). Desert Rose has been previously exhibited at Federation Square Historic Vaults and Dedece Design showroom (Melbourne).

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Video: Design Matters /September Edition
Contributor(s): Elli Ioannou
Duration: 01 minutes 12 seconds
Description: A personal response to RMIT Design Hub (Melbourne). The author’s primary intention was to evoke the feeling of being within the space over the physical space. Sound design credit: Iain Chambers (UK).

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Video: Silent Pillar
Contributor(s): Esther Maria and Jon Tarry
Duration: 01 minutes 12 seconds
Description: The project looks at white noise on construction sites during fabrication. The two sites in the video are the waterfront in Aarhus Denmark and Elizabeth Quay Perth side by side.

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Video series: Augmented Australia 2014 Shorts; IPH – Jewel Cave Visitors Centre, ARM – Carlton Brewery Redevelopment, Minifie Van Schaik – Caught Unawares
Contributor(s): felix. lab
Duration: 04 minutes 01 seconds
Description: Augmented Australia, curated by felix._Giles_Anderson+Goad, attracted hundreds of visitors from around the globe during its exhibition at the 2014 Venice Biennale. The exhibition showcased, through computer animation, a number of historical and contemporary Australian projects from the past one hundred years, which for various reasons, were never built. The included videos are a small sample of animated works that were produced for this exhibition.

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Video: Totem
Contributor(s): Geoffrey Drake-Brockman
Duration: 01 minutes 08 seconds
Description: Totem is a 11m tall spatial robot with 108 moving elements. It incorporates a laser projection artwork called Translight that uses three 5.0 Watt colour laser projectors.

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Video: Density
Contributor(s): Kirill de Lancastre Jedenov and Filipe Afonso
Duration: 04 minutes 01 seconds
Description: This short film looks into current urban conditions in Hong Kong – The city with the highest density on earth – and Perth – one of the most isolated cities on earth. Hong Kong’s high density happens due to natural geographical constraints and to preserve the remaining green areas. In Perth, the vast landscape doesn’t impose a stop to the ongoing low density urban sprawl allowing a model that is unsustainable. Are there lessons to be learnt with the Hong Kong model? What are the benefits and impact of high density on Hong Kong? What are the benefits and impact of low density on Perth? This short film looks into urban scenarios from the two cities and presents related data in a way that can be understood by a wider audience.

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Video: Conrad Gargett Architecture Emergency Shelter
Contributor(s): Nick Gonsalves and Nic Martoo
Duration: 02 minutes 23 seconds
Description: Nick and Nic worked together to deliver Conrad Gargett Architecture (CGA) Emergency Shelter design for the 2012 Emergency Shelter Exhibition in Brisbane. The Emergency Shelter Exhibition was curated to raise public awareness of the issues and struggles faced by those who lose their homes in natural disasters, and also to raise funds for natural disaster relief. The video outlines the context set by the Emergency Shelter Exhibition brief, the key ideas behind the design, the process of assembly and a snapshot of the completed design. The shelter has been conceived as a retreat that will return to a sense of control to victims of natural disasters, facilitating the recovery process through its inhabitation. The shelter design is a simple ‘kit of parts’ that is assembled without the use of mechanical fixings so that it can be built by non-skilled labour in under a day. The cladding is a flexible skin of shingles that enables occupants to personalise their shelter to create a sense of ownership and adapt it over time as conditions change. The internal “bookcase” walls acts as a place to store retrieved items of value. The CGA Emergency Shelter has been exhibited at the 2013 Emergency Shelter Exhibition at Federation Square in Melbourne, the 2013 Temporary Shelter Exhibition in Antalya, Turkey, and the 2015 Japan Foundation Travelling Exhibition at QUT in Brisbane. The design won Nick and Nic first prize in the International Award for Young Architects held by the International Union of Architects and the Board of Architects of Turkey.

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Video series: Future Archeology 1.1, 2.1, and 3.1
Contributor(s): Orbitalkai and Cartes-Blanches
Duration: 02 minutes 34 seconds, 02 minutes 30 seconds, and 03 minute 40 seconds
Description: Future Archeology 1.1, 2.1, and 3.1 are three scenarios for a private client who commissioned Orbitalkai and Cartes-Blanches to explore the boundaries of Land Art and archaeology in three different landscapes. They are poetic explorations of the trace left by abandoned artefacts of World War II on tropical islands. Mysterious megalithic artefacts of lost civilisations in the Pacific and the juxtaposition of prismatic sculptured in a recreated European park in Australia. This video series is a development of Orbitalkai and Cartes-Blanches’ contribution to the 2014 Urban Screening.

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Video: Prototype: Reef CaC03
Contributor(s): Robert Chan and Martin Gaardboe
Duration: 03 minutes 59 seconds
Description: THE PROJECT ‘Prototype: Reef CaCO3’ was a speculative research and design project undertaken during Robert and Martin’s final year at the University of Sydney in 2013. The aim was to uncover a dialogue about the potential for seascape architecture with the ability to form a symbiotic relationship with the sea by creating a self-sufficient, self-forming coral reef ecosystem. The test context was Sydney Harbour, with the potential to implement the technology on a larger scale at the Great Barrier Reef. This project explores the way in which the adaption of a relatively unknown technology, with huge potential, could be applied through an architectural setting to mitigate the damage caused to the oceanic ecosystem through global warming and rising sea temperatures. THIS VIDEO is a development of the video created for the 2014 Australian institute of Architects’ NSW Chapter Student and Graduate awards. The video details the ambition of the project, as well as the research undertaken regarding the technology itself, the fabrication process and some preliminary structural analysis. Robert and Martin hope that wider exposure of this project will instigate further development of the project amongst both the architecture and marine sciences and conservation communities.

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Video: Space of Migration: Being in Two Places at One Time, Dublin and Perth
Contributor(s): Robyn Creagh / Sarah McGann / Molly Tarbett
Duration: 01 minutes 54 seconds
Description: Australia and Ireland have a long history of migration. Recently this connection has risen to the surface in the public realm in the visible, and audible, presence of an Irish population seeking economic relief and opportunity away from home. This work explores the impact of economic boom and bust on migration in Australia and on the urban landscape of Perth. Images of the halted gentrification of the Dublin docklands (bust) and the manicured picturesque European nostalgia of Claisebrook Cove (boom) are interwoven. This work is built collaboratively drawing on the personal experiences of McGann as an Irish migrant, and inviting participation from the viewer through a visual methodology developed by Creagh. The work is a video of the two authors installing 1200 postcards of three photo-montage images. Each of the images has been printed over fragments which compose a 2 by 3 meter grid. This work makes a contribution to contemporary enquiry into the spaces of migration, and to urban representation more generally. The temporal aspect of the film, and the reintroduction of figures into the open spaces of the photography through the videoing the installation opens further paths of enquiry into representations of place which include complex relationships and bodies.

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Video: House Animation
Contributor(s): Scott Horsburgh
Duration: 02 minutes 13 seconds
Description: This animation was created for Scott’s final semester of university on exchange at the University of New Mexico in America. The brief for the project was to design your dream home at a nearby site. The animation was an integral part of the project as it was meant to capture the essence or feel of the spaces.

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Video: Wednesdays
Contributor(s): Turhan Peker
Duration: 02 minutes 56 seconds
Description: A time-lapse film that involved photo documenting the QV Melbourne construction site. This video has previously been screened at the St Kilda Film Festival 2005 as one of the top 100 short films in Australia. Soundtrack credit: ‘Koyaanisqatsi’ written and performed by Philip Glass, published by Dunbagen Music Publishers Inc.

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Video: Instruments for an Altered Spatial Reality
Contributor(s): University of Western Australia students, edited by Rob Cameron & Kirill de Lancastre Jedenov
Duration: 04 minutes 01 seconds
Description: This is a mini film collection of UWA, Bachelor of Design student work from IDES2000, Semester 1, 2015. The brief for the studio was to design and build an instrument – wearable design at scale 1/1 that significantly alters how we perceive the space around us. The design will interact with the user and somehow with possible viewers. Students were asked to test the instrument at the city centre and document it in short films. Project credits in order of appearance; Charlie Thornton, Tian Leng, Lishuan Meng, Michael Temelcos, Lauren Fane, Krystyna Babis, Kate McCutcheon, Jessica Kavanagh, Joanna Lo, Andrew Nguyen, George Gunson, Muhammad Fuad Bin Kamsin, Allistair Champion, Elliot Carrick, Tsyon Feleke, Maxine Janssens + Cassandra Masters + Samuel Murray + Galvin Francisco, Nicholas Kotsoglo, Thomas Malcolm.

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