Thursday, February 17th, 2011 - Adelaide Fringe
A spectacular public art installation will welcome visitors to Adelaide’s west end throughout Adelaide Fringe as nine 20-foot shipping containers are stacked up in Light Square to act as unique gallery spaces and projection screens for local artists.

The Visibility Project Part One features photographs by young artists projected onto huge screens on the side of containers from dusk every evening. The project combines images taken for the Migrant Resource Centre SA Arts’ UnderXposed Photography project by young refugees from across SA, with images taken by young photographers aged from 11 to 27 of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds. Visibility shows the different worlds of the first Australians and new Australians illuminated in a wonderful, positive and affirming light.

For Part Two of Visibility local artists have re-imagined the bottom row of the shipping containers as installation art spaces. The installations range from Chloe Langford’s Fake Pink Rocks, an artificial, handmade pink rock formation made of chicken wire frame, grey PVC grey duct tape rocks; Format Collective’s Fabric tubes, illuminated from the inside, with periodically inflated condoms comprising condoms, helium, glycerin vapor and florescent lamplight and Dirty money money by Kel Mocilnik and Alison Currie which examines themes of temptation, possession and the cycle of life; placing a briefcase of cash just out of reach.

WHAT: The Visibility Project photographic exhibition and installations by independent artists

WHERE: Light Square, Adelaide

WHEN: 7.30PM Thursday, February 17. Projections begin at 8.30PM

VISUAL: Light Square illuminated with huge shipping container projection screens alongside performances by Kurruru Youth Arts Dancers and Adelaide based Burmese Choir. The installations will be unveiled for the first time.

The project extends Adelaide Fringe’s visual arts program to one of the city’s iconic squares with the installation open from Thursday, February 17.

Part One of Visibility is an Adelaide Fringe 2011 created in collaboration with the Migrant Resource Centre of South Australia, University of South Australia, Port Augusta Youth Service, Kurruru Indigenous Youth Performing Arts and Le Fevre High School.

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