Olaf MeyerPresented in Season 2 2014
Produced and Presented by Arts House, in partnership with Cambridge Junction (Cambridge UK); as well as the Council on the Aging (Green Sages), Tipping Point Australia and ABC RN. The Wheeler Centre and Tallaght Community Arts, with Collective Action and Contact Studio (Dublin, Ireland) have participated through Weather Stations, a wider EU Culture Cooperation funded project exploring climate change through literature and storytelling.
Dusk – midnight, Fri 21 Nov
Dusk – midnight, Sat 22 Nov
Dusk – midnight, Sun 23 Nov
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Permanent vs Impermanent is a series of textural projection treatments on the exterior of North Melbourne Town Hall; which appear to alter the permanent ornamental façade of the clock tower. Previous iterations of the work have related to events in the Town Hall – for example, at this year’s Festival of Live Art, viewers could playfully engage with the work by making gestures of throwing paint blobs at the tower.
This work will send the North Melbourne streetscape abroad by texturing the tower with famous architecture from around the world. The work in this iteration will reflect on the familiarity of architecture like this, and the way its form imposes colonial authority.
Supported by – Permanent vs Impermanent has been commissioned by the City of Melbourne Public Art Program, with support from Arts House. Going Nowhere is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; and the City of Melbourne through Arts House.
Image by –Olaf Meyer