PICA presents the immersive VR short film ‘Fleeting’, a Revelation Film Festival and XR:WA Commission.
Filmed in the PICA building, ‘Fleeting’ is a transportation into PICA’s history.
We embody a schoolgirl as we take a journey through the past. To reminisce on what the space used to be, an all girls school. A space filled with childlike wonder and playfulness. She dances her way through classrooms and corridors all the way up to the tower where she emerges free from the past, content with the present. The film is filled with curiousness and fascination and transports us through one of Perth’s cultural landmarks. – FourbyFour
Uniting art, performance and film production elements designed to deliver a Virtual Reality experience, FourByFour consists of four immersive VR short films produced by Revelation Perth International Film Festival and created in collaboration with Co3 Contemporary Dance and Tura New Music.
4 VR directors, 4 choreographers, 4 dancers and 4 composers will each interpret the unique landscapes of 4 locations in the Perth Cultural Centre – the WA State Library, the Art Gallery of WA, the State Theatre Centre of WA and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts – exploring space, art, history, story and architecture in this high-concept, multidisciplinary collaboration of physical expression and digital technology.
COVID-19 brought the art and performance sector to a standstill and FourByFour is a fusion of craft designed to forge new relationships, born out of a mission to provide employment opportunities to creative artists as well as to produce and share inspiring, creative works.
ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM
Claudia Alessi | Choreographer
Claudia has a diverse and award-winning career in dance and physical theatre. She’s lectured, choreographed and directed with WAAPA, HotBed Ensemble, Melbourne Theatre Co, Theatre Kimberly, BUZZ, STEPS & Black Swan Theatre Co. She’s performed and toured nationally and internationally with companies including Chrissie Parrott Dance Co, Foundation Jean Pierre Perrault (Canada), Plasticien Volants (France), Black Swan State Theatre, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Legs on The Wall, Steamworks, Australian Dance Theatre and MAXIMA.
Jo Omodei | Dancer
Jo graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with a Bachelor of Arts (Dance) where she was awarded joint recipient of the Palisade Award for Most Outstanding Dance Graduate. In 2017, Jo was accepted on an international exchange program for one semester at the Conservatory of Dance at the State University of New York, Purchase College, USA. Jo has performed in works by Natalie Allen (Panthea, 2018) and Brooke Leeder (The Resistance, 2018) which toured to Kuan-du Arts Festival in Taipei and Kaohsiung Senior High School, Taiwan, Filipa Peralthina (Stirring Sketches of a Million Love Stories, 2018) and Rafael Bonachela remounted by Dave Mack (2 in D Minor, 2018).
Lachlan Skipworth | Composer
Hailed by The Australian as possessing a “rare gift as a melodist” and by Limelight as expressing “both exquisite delicacy and tremendous power”, Australian composer Lachlan Skipworth writes orchestral, chamber, vocal and experimental music. His vivid musical language is coloured by three years spent in Japan where his immersion in the study of the shakuhachi bamboo flute inevitably became a part of his muse. Winning the 2014 Paul Lowin Prize for orchestral composition established Skipworth’s reputation, and led to a string of major commissions and an appointment as composer-in-residence with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
Stephanie Senior | VR Director
Stephanie is an emerging Perth-based director whom holds a Master’s degree from the WA Screen Academy alongside a Bachelor’s degree in Film & Video from Edith Cowan University. Currently, Stephanie is working with production company Raz Media as well as working on various projects across the fields of documentary, dance, virtual reality and narrative. Whilst studying, Stephanie was awarded the Channel 9/WA Screen Academy award for ‘Best Documentary’ for her film ‘Ruby’. In 2020, Stephanie received a win at the LA Indie Film Festival for ‘Best Student Director’ for her film ‘Ghosted’ and was one of Perth’s AIDC – Leading Lights recipients. Stephanie’s hopes for the future is to direct visual content within the world of VR and to continue to use this medium in conjunction with other art forms to produce films with emotive messages.
Mahmudul (Raz) Raz | VR Coordinator
Raz is a dedicated cinematographer, entrepreneur and all-round filmmaker who exhibits a true love for the art of the motion pictures. He is the Technical Director and also teaches Cinematography at the WA Screen Academy who brings international experience, as well as advanced knowledge from continued coursework.
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