ARTIST: FLAG INC
Part of the guided tours only. Details to be announced.
With Footscray’s Old Guard traders and its newest young arrivals as your guides, Flag Inc. invites you to contemplate the timelessness of place in an evening spent entering hidden realms created by young artists of Melbourne’s West.
The latest instalment from the Alfred Solomons Project’s cross-cultural and inter-generational performance and installation series, take a self-guided tour or join the artists of BEHIND THE COUNTER for a theatrical meditation on what matters and what needs to be cared for.
Presented as part of One Night in Footscray and Due West Festival.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Alfred Solomons Project (so named after a bundle of abandoned letters was discovered in a Melbourne laneway addressed to Alfred Solomons) is a community art project exploring the idea of lives forgotten, capturing memory and the validation of human experience through storytelling, as participants interpret and develop moments of life stories into unique live public art works.
The project aims to ignite interest in the experience of strangers, establish the value of communication and expression and facilitate community and personal connections.
With members of Western Young People’s Independent Network (WYPIN) as collaborating partners, it’s young participants have been linked with senior members of the Footscray business community, including shop keepers, market vendors and local identities.