FourByFour is like nothing our city has seen before, fusing 360°VR production with the Perth arts scene to bring you four short immersive films that discover, showcase and celebrate unique locations in our vibrant home. Better yet, they’re available free of charge for your summer viewing pleasure. It’s your chance to catch familiar locations of the Perth Cultural Centre such as the WA State Library, Art Gallery of WA and the WA State Theatre Centre, or uncover hidden places you’ve never seen before on the big screen, all while supporting our state’s arts scene.
Brought together by Revelation Perth International Film Festival, Tura New Music and Co3 Contemporary Dance, FourByFour is a thrilling cross-artform collaboration of local screen artists, composers, musicians, choreographers and dancers that is sure to excite any art-curious local. Supported by Lotterywest’s COVID-19 response grants program, Revelation will seize converging art forms to explore the range and depth of local talent, creating new forms in their endeavours.
It’s no secret that Covid-19 devastated the arts scene in Perth – FourByFour promises to reinvigorate this community, forging new relationships and stimulating employment opportunities to support out local artists. Their efforts to encourage film production and collaboration in Western Australia is a welcomed breath of fresh air after a long, cold winter of uncertainty.
Revelation Festival Director and project Executive Producer, Richard Sowada says Revelation strives to uphold it’s reputation as an initiator and facilitator of high-concept screen content and collaboration in WA’s creative sector, bringing together local artists to interpret the architecture, collection, site or history of the featured locations.
“More importantly though, this project provides employment and opportunity across the broader arts sector for up to 50 filmmakers, musicians, composers, dancers and choreographers, so it’s very satisfying to plough this grant straight back into WA arts and culture,” Sowada continues.
The four-minute short films will be launched at the XR:WA Conference and Expo from 3-6 December across the Perth Cultural Centre – for those unaware, this is WA’s major annual screen conference for all things computers, gaming, VR and everything in between. Can’t make the expo? No sweat, these films will also be available to watch free of charge internationally – so be sure to watch the films and then flick them over to your international friends to show your support for our sweet arts scene.
The FourByFour project will be made available through the XR:WA website – keep an eye out for its debut this summer.