Carriageworks announced today that Felix Media, has been selected as one of three new resident companies to base themselves at the Redfern-based multi-arts precinct from November.
The other two companies are the Sydney Chamber Opera, and leading Aboriginal theatre company Moogahlin.
Carriageworks Director Lisa Havilah: “Carriageworks is dedicated to championing ambitious and risk-taking, artist-led programming, and the works presented by Sydney Chamber Opera, Moogahlin and the Felix Media/Foundation are a perfect fit for our vision. Our new resident companies each have an existing history with Carriageworks, having presented and co-produced works with us in recent years. We look forward to integrating them further into our Artistic Program in 2015.”
Bridget Ikin: “Over the past three years we have supported the development, creation and presentation of significant new moving image projects by artists. Our presence at Carriageworks cements this new direction.”
John Maynard: “It’s a natural direction, to continue our work with artists in innovative multi- screen productions, exploring new ideas and new audiences.”
Recent works include CORAL, a work for the fulldome screen, by Lynette Wallworth; four multi- screen works CITIZEN’S BAND, THE CALLING, THE BEGIN-AGAIN and IN THE EAR OF THE TYRANT by Angelica Mesiti; director John Weiley’s documentary about the Opera House for its 40th anniversary THE DREAM OF PERFECTION / AUTOPSY ON A DREAM; and the trilogy of adaptations by William Yang: FRIENDS OF DOROTHY, MY GENERATION, and BLOODLINKS.
Maynard and Ikin are in post-production on the feature documentary SHERPA (dir. Jennifer Peedom), preparing FELL (dir. Kasimir Burgess) for Australian distribution, and financing THE REHEARSAL (dir. Alison Maclean).
Also upcoming is the 4-screen video work CHAR SOO, by artist Hossein Valamanesh, in partnership with the Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia, Carrriageworks and The University of Western Australia through the Cultural Precinct commission.