Artist Angelica Mesiti brings Hurstville to life after dark. The Begin-Again is a dynamic, vibrant new contemporary art tour which runs across two nights on 1 and 2 April 2011 from dusk to midnight.
The Begin-Again features four large-scale video installations and a live performance in Hurstville’s laneways and shopping centre. Involving over 90 local residents aged between five and 88 years old, it is a showcase of vivid imagery: dancers waltz across a lantern-lit skyline; children stage a historic pantomime; a local tenor sings an ode to the river; neon coloured cars pulsate with smoke and music; a Chinese New Year dragon moves fluidly to beating drums on a high rise building. Through a deliberate remix of sub-cultures and traditions, this unique public art event transforms the local landscape into images of striking beauty.
Angelica Mesiti (2011), for C3West Project and the MCA. Multi Channel Installation in Hurstville. Produced by Bridget Ikin and Jodie Passmore.
The Begin-Again publication (Museum of Contemporary Art Australia)