'Brave New Worlds' installation

Ephemeral Art Takes Over Brisbane’s Staircases

A one-day-only feast for the eyes and ears will appear in Brisbane’s Metro Arts laneway on Friday.

Annie Portelli
25th of July 2017

Over the past weekend, Brisbane’s Jacob’s Ladder hosted the pop-up art installation ‘Brave New Worlds’, courtesy of performance collective The Good Room. This Friday will see the group’s second fleeting work, ‘These Frozen Moments’ appear in the Metro Arts laneway, off Edward Street.

This one-day audio-visual installation will showcase more than 20 of Brisbane’s finest authors, poets, and spoken-word artists, through suspended origami sculptures, voicing a cascade of whispers.

Writers behind the installation – including local playwright Aleea Monsour who is sharing the stories of Palestinian refugees; Victoria Carless, whose first novel, The Dream Walker, has just been published by Hachette Books; and Regan Lynch, previously published in Archer Magazine – were tasked with capturing ‘frozen moments’: heart-rending, show-stopping instants that change a life.

The Good Room’s Kieran Swann, who curated and produced the event with the support of Brisbane City Council, said the projects would showcase the calibre of work by Brisbane artists. ‘These projects are about bringing Brisbane to life with unexpected encounters – moments of impossible things, the excitement of the new, and glimpses into alternate lives,’ Kieran said. ‘Art has an amazing power to activate the imagination, and I’m excited by what this huge team of amazing Brisbane artists will be able to do, unleashed on our streets.’

These Frozen Moments’ will appear in the Metro Arts laneway, off Edward Street in Brisbane this Friday July 28th. Find out more about The Good Room collective here

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