Close up of a young man's face, he appears to be yelling and in distress Still from Angelica Mesiti's 'Rapture' retrieved from Angelica Mesiti's website

Jul 20 2011

Fittingly in its second year AFTRS has awarded two people: Angelica Mesiti and Christopher Frey with a Creative Fellowship each.

The recipients were announced at a gathering at the School last Thursday which saw Jan Chapman, one of the Creative Felllowship panelists, and AFTRS Chairman Michael Smellie make the announcements and presentation. The audience also got to experience a preview of the projects Angelica and Chris will be working on.

The AFTRS Creative Fellowship was established in 2010 to fund daring and adventurous projects for people with screen-based concepts.

Angelica Mesiti, a former Blake Prize winner who specialises in video, performance and installation artwork, will use the funding to create a multichannel video installation that explores cultural survival in cities around the world and Christopher Frey will continue his work on Explosions, a three-minute experimental film that plays with the themes of adolescence, genre subversion, religion and philosophy.

We look forward to seeing the completed projects.

Image: Still from Angelica Mesiti's Rapture


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