A collaboration with Guido van Helten
Guido van Helten painted a mural of Anna Seymour on a building at the Melbourne Polytechnic campus in Prahran in January 2017. This project was coordinated by Juddy Roller and Melbourne Polytechnic.
Falling, to move from a higher to a lower level, typically rapidly and without control. An interpretation of society and its influence on architecture, this collaboration explored the relationship between the body and architecture and public spaces.
Guido van Helten
Visit Guido van Helten’s website here.
When Guido first contacted me about this project, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had the understanding that he was looking for a dancer to complement the angles of the building.
We met for a coffee and chatted about the project. When he told me which building it was, I couldn’t believe it. It was the Melbourne Polytechnic building in Prahran, which is the home of the Diploma of Auslan course and Deaf ConnectED. The Victorian College for the Deaf is just around the corner. It is a significant space in the Deaf community.
It was very special for me to contribute to a public space where Deaf people congregate, and to bring more recognition to the Deaf community and Deaf artists.
Many thanks to Guido van Helten, Juddy Roller and Melbourne Polytechnic.
The Age article, 27th January 2017 by Peter Barrett.