A SPECIALLY COMMISSIONED NEW VIDEO BY SHAE ROOKE AND JESS DUBBLU
‘Optical Scattering’ is a large scale video projection of a cloud of smoke which snakes it’s way through the rivers, buildings and streets of Melbourne’s West, scattering and collecting as it goes. As the smoke cloud curls around trees, the edge of a bar, down a flight of stairs it gathers smoke from more and more sources. Cigarettes, a smoke machine, mozzie coils and industrial smoke blend in together. Hovering above the beer garden at Bar Josephines, it’s morphing, moving form becomes a type of ‘thought bubble’ drawing on the many peoples, places and histories of the local area.
West Projections is a video art festival features over 30 artists and locations in Footscray and surrounds and includes a series of walking tours and artists talks. For more info visit www.westprojections.com