GSPF 2021 curatorial rationale is the vision of Jacob Tolo and hits fast forward to 500 years from here, asking artists for speculative visions far beyond the now and considers the importance of constructs such as colour, race, gender, sexuality, age, ability, class and nationality. People and our environments are the impetus for project responses. How are they manifested in your future? What have you managed to take with you and what have you left behind in this new utopia? Or has it all gone to hell and you want to warn us all of Skynet!?
Inspired by Jacob Tolo's curatorial vision PAST PRESENTs FUTUREs, Gertrude Street Projection Festival hosted a series of webcasts accessible online. Tune in to enjoy a series of discussions that explore public art in a COVID climate, tech-based artistic processes, and First Nations voices on ideal futures.
Stream online through our Vimeo page.
Gertrude Street Projection Festival has gone digital. As Australia’s longest-running projection festival our reputation for discovering artists, uncovering places and exploring ideas through playful, thoughtful and inspiring new media work remains unchanged. This year, due to ongoing COVID19 restrictions, we have captured the 2021 festival for all to enjoy online.
Listen, see, and explore the unfolding artwork documentation and audio interviews by artists found below.