Project/Forward: 2049 is a free, micro, global projection art festival featured in unique public spaces, creating a solutions-based blueprint for a better world .
Project / Forward has been exploding with shattering light shards onto public walls around the world for 2 years in places like Bangladesh, Colombia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Jordan, the Philippines, Nepal, Hong Kong, Italy, Finland, Austria and USA, Newtown, NSW, and now - Chiang Mai!
The project aims to be shown in under-resourced spaces that don't usually get to see projection and moving image art. The projection spaces will be a space not usually used for cultural/art activity such as a temple, a bridge, a house, a brick wall, a monument, a laneway.
We are launching in Chiang Mai. The project will be available throughout the year for festivals around the world, and in September, we will create a simultaneous, global event for one weekend with screenings by our hosts across the world. The Impact
The impact of Project/Forward is through its decentralisation of experimental and new media art forms. It takes moving image out of traditional gallery settings and makes it accessible to a broader audience who don't normally have access to more contemporary and experimental forms of expression. By utilising open and accessible public spaces, it invites people who might not typically visit art galleries to experience and interact with your artistic expression and vision.
Moreover, this festival revitalises and rejuvenates communities by activating neglected or underutilised spaces; shining a spotlight on silenced or dismissed communities. It fosters a sense of belonging and ownership amongst community members, sparking conversations and fostering connections through the shared experience of future imaginings.
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