A call for action – a call for submissions


A WORLD WHERE THE DEAD ROAM THE STREET
A SOCIETY STRUGGLING TO UNDERSTAND
ARTISTS READY TO FACE THE TRUTH

Australia is in a state of emergency. A virus is turning people into zombies – snarling, unpredictable and dangerous. Most alarmingly, the virus comes and goes leaving humans who only vaguely remember…

Society is in chaos. The government is struggling to normalise the situation; scientists are searching for a cure; vigilantes urging extermination; and somewhat strangely, accounts of alien activity are contributing to the general panic.

In August the government hosts its first initiative promoting awareness between those affected with the H1N1 virus and the general population. This event, At the Drive-in – takes place at Hazelhurst Galleries, Gymea, and later in the Living Desert outside Broken Hill, New South Wales.

The Government has called for submissions for this event:


1. Short films – 15-90 seconds in length, that document or observe aspects of life for young people trying to adjust to this terrifying new world
2. Works of art from those affected by the H1N1 virus – whether they be digital media, photographs, time-based or otherwise
3. Diary entries / journals / blogs from critical moments in the crisis – from the point of view of those affected
4. Educational initiatives aimed at promoting greater understanding and empathy, along with survival and well-being strategies for coping with the drastic changes in society.
5. Interviews or factual accounts of those who have come into contact or observed alien activity.


Successful submissions will be screened / curated at The Hazelhurst Gallery and in the Living Desert in conjunction with the At the Drive-in health and safety initiative. Entries will also be curated on the popular and effective website promoting health and well-being for the new society.

Further information will be made available at:

http://shopfrontsatthedrivein.wordpress.com/

All submissions must be made to design@shopfront.org.au as either:

Link to hosted URL

Direct download link

Email attachment

Submissions should be made no later than 18th August.