WHAT IS FLUIDITY
The Fluidity project is a platform for the development of experimental collaborative artworks and partnership building between different artforms. Using a virtual collaborative space, The Fluidity Project will explore new themes and concepts every four months culminating in an online exhibition, performance, screening or gallery experience.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Fluidity is for any artists in the Greater Blue Mountains (Blue Mountains-Lithgow council areas) who wish to explore experimental collaborative art using an online platform for production, discussion and distribution. The principle of the Creative Commons, where appropriation and referencing one another’s works is allowed and encouraged will be a bedrock of Fluidity. Collaboration can include drawing, painting, print, design, photography, installation, sculptural forms, craft, music, video, animation, new media, writings, performance and other art forms
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Simply register here on the member forum and start creating. Fluidity uses a simple online forum system for artists to upload their contributions in a range of formats (image-sound-video-text), collaborators simply download content using a web browser of choice. A simple online gallery structure will allow participants and the world to view Fluidity collaborations.
The Blue Mountains—Home of the Wild
The Blue Mountains World Heritage Area (BMWHA) is a wild area of high plateaus, vivid red
escarpments, gorges, waterfalls and forest, just 100 km (2 hours) inland from the CBD of Sydney, Australia’s largest city.
It is the traditional homeland of at least six Aboriginal language groups: the Wanaruah, Wiradjuri,
Gundungurra, Dharawal, Darug and Darkinjung people. The region is networked with Aboriginal
stories, travel routes, special places and connections, and thousands of documented rock art and
occupation sites. The BMWHA is comprised of eight conservation areas including the Blue
Mountains, Wollemi, Garden of Stones and Kanangra-Boyd National Parks.
Two-thirds of it is dedicated as wilderness, including the two largest declared wilderness areas on the eastern Australian mainland. It is also home to the City of Blue Mountains, which is comprised of 26 urban villages along the Great Western Highway and Bells Line of Road, attracting a large and thriving artistic community with strong environmental connections and is known as the City of the Arts.
We are part of a growing international zeitgeist that seeks to provoke deeply felt shifts in the human experience of nature, and a deepening conversation with the traditions of diverse indigenous, oral cultures and a recovery of the mysterious eloquence of earthly reality – a deeply immanent sense of the sacred in the world around us, celebrated in the idea of eco-civilisation.
Our Co-created Activities
- Book Club—exploring narratives that respond to the challenges of the Anthropocene
- Blog www.wildmountaincollective.com.au, where members can post their own articles, poems, book review, thoughts and images
- Multi-arts events, such as the Encountering the Wild Multi Arts Festival being held at Gallery H Basement, 227 Chifley Rd, Dargan, on the edge of Wollemi National Park
- Workshops involving art and music therapies
- Live event conversations and dialogues, linked with podcasts
- Curated adventures into the wild in the spirit of Dave Abram’s Alliance for Wild Ethics with Yuri Bolotin: https://www.bushexplorers.com.au/walkprogram.htm