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big square eye nurtures media artists

Big Square Eye, Brisbane

Big Square Eye, Brisbane

IN A MAJOR MEDIA ARTS VENTURE, THE 2008 BRISBANE FESTIVAL HAS COMMISSIONED BIG SQUARE EYE WHICH WILL DEVELOP AND THEN TRANSMIT THE WORK OF 15 YOUNG SCREEN ARTISTS ACROSS QUEENSLAND, MAKING THE MOST OF THE BROADCAST POTENTIAL OF NEW MEDIA TECHNOLGIES.

The young artists from urban and regional Queensland have been selected from 140 to collaborate with five mentoring media artists (Kate Geck, Andrew Gibbs, Ross Manning, Archie Moore and Alan Nguyen) on works for Big Square Eye.

The venture has been initiated by concept designer Vivian Hogg. Big Square Eye has included workshops, technical support and industry networking opportunities with an eye to not only each artist creating a work but generating careers.

Big Square Eye will appear as a multi-screen work at the QUT Creative Industries Precinct, in 16 RetraVision stores around the state and will be streamed online.

Big Square Eye, Brisbane multi-screen showings at The Block, Creative Industries Precinct, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove campus, July 19-Aug 3; www.brisbanefestival.com.au

RealTime issue #85 June-July 2008 pg. 27

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1 June 2008