Thursday, 21 June 2012
The works of young artists in Melbourne and Osaka, Japan will be revealed tonight when Pika Pika Panic! takes to the Signal screens in Northbank.
Young artists in Japan and Melbourne joined artistic forces earlier this year in a series of collaborative digital workshops to explore the colour and chaos of cities.
Councillor Ken Ong, Chair Future Melbourne Planning Committee, said Pika Pika Panic! is a creative way to celebrate Melbourne’s relationship with its sister city Osaka.
Pika Pika Panic! means pretty flashing lights in Japanese and draws from the colourful and hectic visual landscape of Japan.
“Melbourne is very proud of the relationship developed with Osaka over the past 34 years. Next year will mark our 35th anniversary with Osaka, and Pika Pika Panic! is a brilliant project to identify the similarities between our cities.
“These young artists worked tirelessly on Pika Pika Panic! The screens at Signal art studio on Northbank will capture this vibrancy and energy in the works created.
“The project is a vibrant, hands on and fun way to enable young people to engage with digital art in a tactile way, develop new artistic skills and create wonderful pieces of art for Melbourne and Osaka,” Cr Ong said.
Signal is committed to supporting the development of young people’s creativity through programs like Pika Pika Panic! and by providing access to a wide range of arts and cultural opportunities.
Pika Pika Panic! will screen at Signal Studio Northbank, between Thursday June 21 to Sunday July 15 2012.
For more information visit: www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/signal