Art in­stal­la­tion sure to float your boat

Melville Times - - Anzac Day 2018 -

A FLEET of boats will pro­vide the can­vas for a pro­jec­tion­based in­stal­la­tion shin­ing a light on two pop­u­lar rivers in June.

Mov­ing images will be cast on to ves­sels moored or sail­ing through the area where the Swan and Can­ning rivers meet, high­light­ing the his­tor­i­cal and con­tem­po­rary sig­nif­i­cance of the junc­tion.

Perth-based artists VJ­zoo will pro­duce the work in col­lab­o­ra­tion with il­lus­tra­tor and artist Kam­sani Bin Salleh.

The in­stal­la­tion, to take place nightly along the Can­ning Beach fore­shore from June 21 to June 24, is the first Art in Place, a new series of tem­po­rary pub­lic art com­mis­sioned by the City of Melville.

The City said Con­flu­ence, the ti­tle of the in­stal­la­tion, re­ferred to the join­ing of the Can­ning and Swan rivers and the join­ing of First Na­tion and Western cul­tures.

Melville Mayor Rus­sell Aubrey said tem­po­rary pub­lic art in­stal­la­tions like this high­lighted the her­itage and di­ver­sity of the area.

“By ex­ten­sion, we also recog­nise the unique po­ten­tial of tem­po­rary and ephemeral forms of art to weave into the fabric of a city, rapidly re­spond­ing to chang­ing sites, cre­at­ing new ex­pe­ri­ences and en­coun­ters with com­mu­nity and within place,” he said.

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Pic­ture: City of Melville

A pro­jec­tion-based in­stal­la­tion like this one will turn a boats into pieces of art in June.

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