Spirit of Adventure
16 - 23 Sep, 2015
Opening 16 Sept
“What time then for fantasy, dreamers and poets?”
- The Outrageous Baron Munchausen
In answer to this question, CaSFFA heeds the call to adventure with a multifaceted exhibition celebrating both the 2015 festival theme Projection and the wondrous animation, visionary special effects and otherworldly themes of legendary Czech animator Karel Zeman, with film and object-based works that favour imagination over the rational and the suspension of disbelief over reality. For the duration of the festival visitors are invited to carve a trail through possible worlds populated by enchanted landscapes, fantastical visions and altogether unbelievable things.
Look for artworks by local film, theatre and visual artists during opening hours in the ACMI Café and Bar and balcony spaces, and after dark visit the Mediatheque which is transformed nightly into a Zeman-esque wunderkammer inhabited by evocative objects and imagery, dioramas, props, lo-fi projections and viewing devices. A selection of booths has been modified to create a series of distinct atmospheres in which to be immersed and enjoy our especially curated short film and animation program on the touch-screens alongside Zeman-related content and short films by Czech and Slovak filmmakers. Here you can project yourself into worlds within worlds to a place where there is time for subconscious meandering through fantastical dreams and rich visual poetry.
Gènevre Becker | Dan Bryan | James Cattell | Stepanka Cervinkova from STEASH FILMS | Emma Ikin | Alister Karl | Alesh Macak | Lucia Mocnay | Freya Pitt | Lachlan Plain | Ahmarnya Price | Carmen Reid | Mark Rodda | Linda Studena | Leon Van De Graff
Curated by Carmen Reid
Australian Mediatheque, balcony spaces and ACMI Café and Bar
16 – 25 September