Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Gustav Hellberg, what have you been up to?

A Sweed in the hand is worth two in the Bush. 

The Spaced 3 : north by southeast project has been percolating for almost 3 years, and what a journey it has been. As I write this article, Gustav Hellberg is charming locals at the Hopetoun Community Centre with talk of his outback adventures, his triumphs and perhaps a series of unfortunate events (comprising of damaged drones and snake infested no-go bush zones). 

You see, Gustav is a new-media professor. He teaches Korean students in Seoul. During this second residency in Hopetoun, which has taken place across February 2018, Gustav has filmed across various landscapes all over the Ravensthorpe Shire. He has been busily capturing images that will all be cleverly edited together to form his artwork: a short film which will be exhibited at the Art Gallery of WA.

What we have already seen in this fabulous project is a talented and worldly Nordic artist sharing ideas and techniques in our regional remote community. We have seen children inspired by strange contraptions and flying video cameras and we have seen that with artistic determination much can be achieved. Local artists have been up-skilled, network connections have been made and the Ravensthorpe region has been prompted into the spotlight. 

Even without the steps due follow after Gustav's residency concludes this Friday, we, and those who have taken part in small (yet important) snippets of this project are left holding a valuable experience. 

Future Film Stars from Hopetoun WA
On location, Hopetoun WA

Gustav will exhibit his full scale artistic new-media project work at the Art Gallery of WA from 4 August to 16 December 2018. 
This story does not yet have an ending!

Recording in the makeshift sound studio.

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