Expect toy train tracks, the Aboriginal Tent Embassy and an inflatable Stonehenge.
From Balinese art to jumping castles, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy at this year’s Perth festival. The vivid imagination and meticulous design skills of Paramodel – a collaboration between Japanese artists Yasuhiko Hayashi and Yusuke Nakano – will headline at this year’s festival. An immersive installation within blue and white landscapes, Paramodelic – Graffiti is a psychedelic diorama of fantasy landscapes. With installation pieces sourced locally from Perth, the work brings together construction equipment, toy train tracks and mountain vistas in a surreal explosion of texture and colour.
South African artist William Kentridge’s The Refusal of Time will also be on display at the festival. Combining the magic of theatre, drawing and music with film and animation, this powerful work is characteristic of Kentridge’s unique, cross-media practice. Projections of shadow dancers are punctuated by the rhythmic command of metronomes and appearances of the artist himself. Amidst this sits a ‘breathing machine’ – a wooden sculpture akin to an accordion pulsing time.
Japanese artist Ryota Kuwakubo presents another immersive installation – The Tenth Sentiment. On display at the John Curtin Gallery, the work is a mystifying experimentation...