27 February to 17 March
In the face of a postal plebiscite, Sydney based artist Todd Fuller will undertake a third iteration of his video, "Unite Project", the first edition shown for Mardi Gras 2016. This project is a participatory artwork surveying a range of responses to love and marriage equality.
Fuller sent members of the public black + white drawings depicting two men engaged in a passionate kiss. The participants were encouraged to respond to the image by colouring in the figures, with the resulting images complied by Fuller into a mixed media video animation.
"In the first and second iterations of the project, the bulk of responses were overwhelmingly positive. I did receive a few drawings that were torn up, crushed or with the eyes violently poked out, but the vast majority of responses depicted love, support, rainbows and strength. It was a really important project for us when it started and now in the face of the postal plebiscite, it feels more important than ever to illustrate the shift in views on this issue through art", says Fuller.
"Over 400 people have already engaged in the process of having received, responded and returned the drawings, each one becoming a single image in hundreds of stills edited together into the animation. The ritual used in the original process seems quite apt as our community now face a postal vote to decide our rights… and so "Unite Project - 3rd generation" is born".
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