BY BENJAMIN KNAPTON
A METRO ARTS COMMISSION
Light, sound and storytelling: Ephemera is a theatrical, 40-channel video installation celebrating the art, objects and ephemera that have inhabited Metro Arts, as seen through the eyes of the people who made it.
Created by Benjamin Knapton, the installation combines 40 interviews from people integral to Metro Arts over the past 40 years. Using various video editing techniques across a multitude of screens, the work provokes questions about place, community and social context: how can architecture, people and organisations interact to create something worth talking about?
Ephemera is a kaleidoscopic event that will hold the mind, the eyes and the ears in equal enchantment.
Vernon Ah Kee, Alex Anderson, Sue Benner, Margi Brown Ash, Natasha Budd, Liz Burcham, Megan Burnett, Shaun Charles, Lafe Charlton, Cameron Clark, Sandro Colarelli, Katy Cotter, Dan Evans, Penny Everingham, Matthew Filkins, Suzon Fuks, Brendan Glanville, Jason Glenwright, Elise Greig, Kinly Grey, Linda Hassall, Simone Hine, Rachael Haynes, Robert Kronk, Ian Lawson, Brian Lucas, Lila Luxx, Amy-Clare McCarthy, Scot McPhie, David Megarrity, Lyndall Milani, Kellie O’Dempsey, Nathan Sibthorpe, Luke Roberts, Jo Thomas, Katrina Torenbeek, Gen Trace, Jenna Ward, Don Watson, Kyle Weise, Melina Wightman, Anna Yen.
Conceived and Created by Benjamin Knapton
Lawrence English – Sound Design
Nathan Sibthorpe – Associate Artist
Freddy Komp – Production Manager & Systems
VISUL – Video Production
1 – 15 February 2020
1 February, 6 – 10pm
9 February, 10am – 4pm
2, 3 & 10 February – Closed
4 – 8 February, 12pm – 10pm
11 – 15 February, 12pm – 10pm
Metro Arts, Level 1
(Please note, Level 1 is currently only accessible via stairs. We are aware of the inconvenience this creates and sincerely apologise.)