Installation view from ‘Out In The Open’ by Isobel Knowles And Van Sowerwine, 2016, Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne. Photo by Bryony Jackson.

‘The Embodied Landscape’ 2018. Site specific projection by Little Projector Company. Melissa Powell Photography

Image credit: Elagabalus (2019), Short film, AFTRS, Xanthe Dobbie (Director).

St Kilda Film Festival 20192019-05-27T13:32:51+10:00



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Experimenta Presents Session
Sunday 23 June, 12pm-2pm
FREE. Booking essential. 

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St Kilda Film Festival brings filmmakers together to explore and discuss their craft, forge new relationships and discover new resources. Through the filmmaker development program and the many networking events that occur during the event each year, the Festival helps filmmakers get their work made, get it seen and take the next steps in their filmmaking career.

Experimenta Presents: Filmmaking Beyond the Cinema. Three sessions presented by artists that are pushing the boundaries of conventional filmmaking.

Multi-Sensory Installation & Virtual Reality.

To further expand the boundaries of the audience experience, this session will explore the challenges and opportunities for creating immersive environments through video installation and virtual reality.

Speakers: Isobel Knowles And Van Sowerwine

Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine are filmmakers and artists based in Melbourne, Australia. They have collaborated since 2001 on stop-motion animated films and installations that investigate narratives of belonging and metamorphosis, and engage viewers both physically and emotionally.

Their films have been screened at film festivals across the world including at Cannes (where they were awarded a Special Mention), Chicago and Sundance. Their installations have been exhibited nationally and internationally including at the ICA, London, at the Seoul New Media Biennale and at the Art Gallery of NSW. Their installation ‘You Were In My Dream’ won the 2010 Premier of Queensland’s National New Media Art Award. Their 2011 interactive installation, ‘It’s a jungle in here’, won an Award of Distinction (Interactive Arts) at the 2012 Prix Ars Electronica.

Isobel and Van have just completed ‘Passenger,’ a 10 minute stop-motion VR experience, funded by Screen Australia.

Image credit: Photo by Kristoffer Paulsen

Video Art in Public Spaces.

Examining site-specific installation and how to create immersive and transformative environments, this session explores the various applications of video-art through projection and how to best engage audiences.

Speaker: Lee Ramseyer Bache

Lee Ramseyer Bache is the Creative Director of Little Projector Company. His work involves large format projection, mobile projection technology and immersive narratives as well as a self confessed cinephile.

Established in 2010, Little Projector Company has carefully crafted a suite of projection systems that have been a direct response to both the evolutionary nature of battery and projection technology as well as a shift in ideas of place and public space. Featured system include The Projector Bike – a custom-designed, three wheeled cargo bike complete with a high-powered projector and stereo system that transforms place into art. Born from a desire to take story telling through film out of the cinema and into the street, Projector Bike began a revolution in mobile projection systems that has been emulated world-wide.

Experimental Video within the Gallery.

Pushing the boundaries of cinematic processes, this session explores the nuances of creating non-traditional screen-based work and the complexities of moving between different art forms for gallery exhibition.

Speaker: Xanthe Dobbie

Xanthe Dobbie is an Australian new media artist. Working across on- and offline modes of making, Dobbie’s practice aims to capture the experience of contemporaneity as reflected through queer and feminist ideologies. Drawing on humour, pop, sex, history and iconography, Dobbie develops shrines to a post-truth era. Holding a BA (Honours) in Fine Art from RMIT, Dobbie is currently completing a Masters of Arts Screen (Editing) at AFTRS and developing new screen-based and interactive works. A longstanding member of the BLINDSIDE ARI Board of Artistic Directors and the Collective, they have exhibited work locally and internationally in festivals, prizes and galleries and delivered numerous presentations at major institutions including ACMI and MCA.

This session has been programmed by Experimenta Media Arts.
Adobe Presents: The Big Picture Filmmaker Development Program is part of the 2019 St Kilda Film Festival, proudly produced by the City of Port Phillip.