Quick turn-around competitions like this are such a great idea and Stranger With My Face is such a great festival (whether you’re into horror or not):

“The 48-Hour Tasploitation Challenge is a competition in which registered teams make a short film – including writing, shooting, editing and scoring – over a 48-hour period. The competition is open to both amateur and professionals, with prizes to be awarded recognising strengths from technical skills to storytelling to concept.”

via THE 48-HOUR TASPLOITATION CHALLENGE — strangerwithmyface.

“In the Tasmanian Gothic Short Script Challenge, you get 48 hours to write a horror script of 6 pages or less. The challenge is open to both male and female participants, and you can be located anywhere in the world to take part.”


Stranger With My Face

Don’t give me permission – just let me take it instead?

Recently I read a (not-so-recent) post on the Open Objects blog in which the author was reflecting on a visit to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)  in Hobart, Tasmania. The comments in the post about the experience of using the “O” device in particular prompted me to reflect on my own preference for avoiding the device and exploring the museum’s space and collection unchaperoned.

On my first visit to MONA, shortly after its public opening, I collected and engaged with “O”. It appeared, at that point in time, to be an essential part of the visitor experience. However, on every visit since then, including visits to new exhibitions, I’ve felt as though the “O” would restrict rather than enhance my experience.

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Earlier this week I read this: ‘David Lynch decries ‘pathetic’ arts funding cuts – and graffiti’

And then the front page of the local newspaper on Wednesday:

Headline: War on Graffiti

The obvious conclusion? David Lynch is coming to Hobart. Probably as part of DARK MOFO. Yep, happy to add fuel to that fire.

‘Fellas, coincidence and fate figure largely in our lives.’