Jimmy McGilchrist, creative director at Rezon8 has been working extremely hard on this project for over 18 months now. After it’s great success at Splendour in the Grass in 2011 (view the video below), the project has continually grown. Currently based in Sydney, after being selected for the Push Start program Jimmy, Luke and the rest of his team are busily preparing the next instalment which will take us to South Africa, where the Curious Cretures installation will headline one of their biggest annual festivals, held in Bloemfontein, Vryfees
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Strange encounters are reported from the festival site as inquisitive and beautiful creatures venture in from the surrounding woods.
Curious Creatures is a large scale augmented reality projection project combining high end animation, sound design, gaming, installation art and electronic music. The work has been designed to reach new audiences in the festival environment. In 2011 Curious Creatures was installed at the Lismore Lantern Parade in Lismore NSW and Splendour in the Grass festival in Woodfordia QLD Australia.
Vryfees festival Boemfrontein South Africa to an audience of 250,000
FOllOW the Creatures and the team as they pack their bags
RealTime Arts Magazine – article by Jeff Khan
ABC Broken Hill – article by Noah Schultz-Byard
The Brag – article by Emma Salkild
The Northern Star – article Jennie Dell
This project was developed through the Splendid arts program and commissioned for Splendour in the Grass 2010. Splendid is a Lismore Regional Gallery project, in partnership with Northern Rivers Performing Arts (NORPA), Splendour in the Grass and funded through the Opportunities for Young and Emerging Artists Initiative (OYEA) of the Australia Council.
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