17 October 2018

Video Killed The Radio Star with Digital Writers’ Festival

Digital Writers’ Festival asked of the incredible young artists who have spent the past few months developing videos as part of the SIGNAL Screen Commissions program to give their trust to collaborators across Australia. Through Express Media, storytellers from across the continent have created stories in response to the video works.

With Patrick Kain, Eleanor Rieniets, Veronica D. Charmont, Zowie Douglas-Kinghorn, Jamie Vitacca and Yen-Rong Wong.


More info here.

Patrick Kain

Patrick Kain is an emerging interdisciplinary artist working in performance, theatre, and poetry. His creative practice disrupts social sites of power and challenges the conditions of whiteness, ableism, and cisheteronormativity to engage in a destabilisation of systemic oppression across different social contexts. This year he was selected as a mentee in Express Media’s Toolkits: Poetry, and he is currently a mentee with the Indian Oceans Heritage Mentorship Program at Centre for Stories, which will finish in January 2019.

Eleanor Rieniets

Eleanor Rieniets’ practice embraces a cross disciplinary approach to drawing and how the medium can be expanded upon through an immersive multilayered experience. Through combining various techniques of mark making, data collection, collage and videography in the production of drawing outcomes she begins speculations on how people are situated within the built environment.

Veronica D. Charmont

Veronica D. Charmont is a Melbourne based artist who is currently a second year student in Visual Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts. Her work predominantly focuses on the experience and illusion of the cinematic image, while blending elements of surrealism, colour and poetry.

Jamie Vitacca

Jamie is currently undertaking a double degree of Fine Arts and Arts (majoring in Film and Screen Studies) at Monash University. In his practice he is interested in the emotive nature of colour, the creation of pathos, and the language of film. He aims to convey these interests through varying mediums, predominately working with video, and lens based works.

Yen-Rong Wong

Yen-Rong is a Brisbane-based writer of non-fiction, and the founding editor of Pencilled In, a magazine devoted to publishing and championing the work of Asian Australian writers and artists. She was shortlisted for the Deborah Cass Prize in 2017, and the Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award in 2018. Her work has appeared in many publications, including The Guardian, SBS, Meanjin, Southerly, and Overland.

Zowie Douglas-Kinghorn

Zowie Douglas-Kinghorn (21) is a young word enthusiast from Hobart. She has been published in VoiceworksCutcommon and Togatus, the student publication of the University of Tasmania, where she recently dropped out of law school to pursue an Arts degree. Zowie recently attended an Express Media workshop with Maxine Beneba Clarke and almost died of excitement. Zowie’s environmental essay The Invisible Sea was shortlisted for the 2018 Scribe Nonfiction Prize.