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Dave Jones: Story Maker
March 9 @ 10:00 am - May 13 @ 5:00 pm| FREE Entry
Enter the world of the story maker; puppeteer, technology manipulator, filmmaker, and Natimuk based community artist Dave Jones. A 2016 Australia Council Fellow and internationally acclaimed short filmmaker and artist Dave Jones, loves to tell a story.
In recent years, Jones’ practice of digital animation has grown to accommodate his drive for innovation and new technologies. Fuelling his desire for problem solving and innovation has been a series of creative projects with theatre companies and for art festivals audiences. His exploration of interactive video work has evolved into real-time experiential installation, were participants can made decisions that influence the outcome and shape the story. The exhibition showcases four key projects that trace the extraordinary experimentation he has untaken since 2015.
Through photographic and video documentation we present two major projects Balance 2015 and Swelter 2017, which focus on environmental sustainability and audience participation. We explore the collaborative nature of his practice through the digital projection of rats, commissioned for the Chamber Made Theatre production Captives of the City 2014. Finally we bring elements of Jones interactive technology into the gallery space as we will present Jones’ latest installation FaceOff.
Sitting at the cutting edge of digital media, Jones encourages participation from the unsuspecting child in us all. We enter into a world where the rule book has been set aside. Combining his ongoing focus on interactivity with his passion for the natural environment, Jones’ innovative projects remind us that the individual can be an agent for change.
Documentation: FaceOff at Nati frinj festival 2017, photographed by Michelle McFarlane; Balance at Nati frinj festival 2015, photographed by Michelle McFarlane; Swelter at Nati frinj festival 2017, photographed by Dave Jones; Chamber Made Opera’s Captives of the City 2015, photographed by Dave Jones
From the top left to right
Performance still of FaceOff at Nati frinj festival 2017, photographer Michelle McFarlane
Performance still of Balance at Nati frinj festival 2015, photographer Michelle McFarlane
Installation still of Swelter at Nati frinj festival 2017, photographer Dave Jones
Installation still of Rats in Chamber Made Opera’s Captives of the City 2015, photographer Dave Jones