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The Video Suitcase Walk Rebooted

What’s the central premise of your show? It’s an urban/performance art project designed and conceptualised by Melbourne-based video/installation artist Martha Ackroyd Curtis, AKA Marths™. The artist creates a ‘moving screen’ of video art that is carried around with The Stroll Collective. 

How long did it take you to craft it? Since 2014 when Marths™ conceptualised and devised the project, created the devices and formed the collective, The Stroll™ have performed on the streets, at nightclubs and made appearances at various places including most recently in Leipzig, Germany. 

What do you want the audience to take away from your show? I would like the audience to take away from the checkout an expanded view of video art, as well as the knowledge that new ideas are being made while imagination can be your motivation. 

How does your show play with convention? We are taking video art into a different realm of display and context. The videos selected ask questions either artistically or intellectually. They push boundaries of perception and what artists can say about the world they view. 

Who/what are your biggest influences? To me I am influenced by pop culture, characters I meet in real life, our social media-obsessed culture, performance artists, fashion designers who use theatre – give me Alexander McQueen or Vivienne Westwood frocks and I am happy. 

What do you love about performing? Being able to do what I love and perform with people I love.

You can stroll the streets of Fitzroy with The Video Suitcase Walk Rebooted on Friday September 14, Saturday September 22 and Sunday September 23 from 7pm. It’s a free event.