Trains Approaching (still) 2010
single-channel video installation
photograph: Jamie North
© the artist
Welcome to The Begin-Again, a joint project by C3West and Hurstville City Council by Australian artist Angelica Mesiti
1 & 2 APRIL 2011
7:30PM - 12 MIDNIGHT
Welcome to The Begin-Again, a joint project by C3West and Hurstville City Council by Australian artist Angelica Mesiti. C3West is a long term collaborative project that develops new ways of working between cultural institutions, artists, businesses and communities in Greater Sydney. The Begin-Again was developed in response to Hurstville City Council’s Community Strategic Plan.
Over two nights, from sunset to midnight, Mesiti brings the streets of Hurstville to life with four site specific video installations and a live performance that invoke the architecture of Hurstville as a backdrop to the stories of the area.
Responding to concerns such as the increase in highrise development, traffic congestion and increased population, Mesiti’s project is a poetic and visually arresting response to how these concerns affect Hurstville’s sense of connectedness. Through her lens, Mesiti allows us to view Hurstville’s anxieties in alternate ways and meditate on transformation and renewal.
Cr Philip Sansom / Mayor of HurstvilleElizabeth Ann Macgregor / Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney