In 2011 performance and video artist Angelica
Mesiti was awarded one of two AFTRS Creative Fellowships
to complete her multi channel video installation Citizens
Melbourne is in the enviable position of having the results of Angelica's discipline-crossing screen based work at its fingertips and we invite all to experience Citizens Band on show now as part of the NEW12 exhibition at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA).
Comprised of four large screens in the round - each featuring a sequential filmic portrait of an individual in a public place performing an unexpected form of music - the sound experience and imagery is deeply immersive and moving.
The AFTRS Creative Fellowship was created to enable creative practitioners the space, time and support to generate new and ground breaking projects and Angelica's work is testament to that vision.
The Announcement of the 2012 AFTRS Creative Fellow will be made soon and in the meantime you can catch Anglica's Citizens Band as part of New12 at ACCA in Southbank until May 20.
Image: Citizens Band