Image – The Festival in a Box
Alongside key industry insights, these sessions seek to highlight the creative strategies that have enabled or accelerated a range of exciting and challenging projects across a transmedia landscape, pushing the notion of ‘live’ and seeking to find and create new, playful ways of engaging with audiences online.
Photoworks Festival Propositions for Alternative Narratives attempts to rethink what a photography festival is and who it can be for. The ‘festival in a box’, offers an alternative model for curating, disseminating and interacting with a photography festival. It is portable, free from the limitations dictated by geographic location, physical space and time. Access and sustainability are central to this new model. The festival in a box eliminates a reliance on personal travel, which in itself relies on the economic privilege and freedom of movement of the individual. Instead, the artworks travel to you. When receiving the festival in a box, you become the curator and an active participant in the festival. Each of the artworks can be installed on your own walls: at home, in your office, in a classroom, in a gallery, in a cafe or with your community. There are an infinite amount of ways in which you can install the festival.