Festival Launch

Channels Festival 2019
SamSmith_SlowFragmentation_videostill
Still image from Slow Fragmentation (2015) by Sam Smith. Single channel 4K video, 5:24 minutes. Courtesy the artist and 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, Portugal.

The official launch of Channels 2015, and opening night of the ten-day festival. Disrupt your reality with an explosion of contemporary video art across multiple venues in the CBD, Fitzroy and Collingwood.

Enjoy international festival guest Sam Smith’s new exhibition Slow Fragmentation downstairs, and a selection of contemporary video work from Australian and New Zealand artist run initiatives, curated by Screen Space, in VideoARI upstairs.

Channels Festival has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, City of Melbourne 2015 Arts Grant Program and Creative Partnerships Australia through MATCH.