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Launch Party: BLINDSIDE Satellite

Wednesday, 1 August, 2018
6:30 pm
Federation Square, Melbourne

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LAUNCH AND ART PARTY: Wednesday 1st August — screening 6.30 sharp at Federation Square, followed by Art Party at BLINDSIDE — Drinks music and snacks are on us!

BLINDSIDE is thrilled to announce the launch of BLINDSIDE Satellite, a new screen based, public art project that exists across multiple locations simultaneously. The project examines notions of the public space, specifically the public square, and what it means for art to occupy these spaces and connect physically disparate audiences through a collective experience. As an expansion of PLAY² which was screened at Federation Square, BLINDSIDE Satellite can be now be viewed in Federation Square, Melbourne; Bunjil Place, Narre Warren; Harmony Square, Dandenong; Liverpool, Sydney; and Fairfield, Sydney with more screens to be added across Australia in the coming months.

For the launch of BLINDSIDE Satellite, and to coincide with Melbourne Art Week and MEL&NYC Festival: Making Spaces, BLINDSIDE will present Blue and Red (2014) by Chinese artist Zhou Tao.

‘I wonder why I always submerge myself in a way of filming that’s like skimming the surface of the earth; leaving myself open to the shocks of the uncertain rather than following a script. I think of filming as a basic movement of our consciousness — at a time when everyone can take out his or her phone to film, we have all actually developed a new human reflex, along the lines of “thinking” or “seeing”. This act has become so ordinary that we almost neglect it: a new basic movement that allows us to evolve a new sensory antenna.’ 

CURATOR | Lucie McIntosh


Image: Still from Red and Blue, courtesy of Zhou Tao and Vitamin Creative Space