Short film ‘Toy Shelf’ for Brief Encounters Toowoomba

Short film for Brief Encounters Toowoomba, called ‘Toy Shelf’

This short film is strange without context, so let me set you up a little; it plays at the start of our show, then the stage lights up and it is a life sized version of a work bench. There are novelty oversized erasers, needles, pincushions, pencils, thread spools….. then the (Matt Collins and my own’s) characters come to life, and they are identical versions of the broken dolls left on the shelf.

I have a lot of people to thank in putting together this show. For example, Matt C. and I know nothing about film, and Matthew Dalamaras helped us put it together. Sound, post filming effects, he did all that. Matt C. and I took things off a shelf for about three minutes.

Thank you, Matthew Dalamaras.

About kellymarietheartist

I am an artist who, up until recently, was living and exhibiting within Toowoomba and the greater Granite Belt district. I have since packed up and left Australia, and am currently living and working in England. My work engages the craft involved in handmaking within a contemporary art context. I am drawn to the physicality of repetitive textile processes, and this is transcribed though the tactile quality of my forms. In particular, processes such as crochet, sewing and rug making serve as a proxy for growth within my personal environment. Many of my works imitate situations in nature, and they form organically as I create each individual piece, each addition both a continuation and re-enforcement of its predecessors. I enjoy using recycled materials for many of my works. Using crochet and other textile techniques to do this is an important part of my work as it celebrates a tradition of craft that has historically been relegated to 'women's work', with all the negative connotations that entails.
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One Response to Short film ‘Toy Shelf’ for Brief Encounters Toowoomba

  1. Pingback: Kelly-Marie and Matthew Collins performing in Brief Encounters (Toowoomba) | kellymariemcewan

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