04 Feb Welcome to the “A Matter of Time,” Project
A Matter of Time has kicked off with a crowd-funding drive to help soften the cost of printing and mounting for the up-coming Brisbane Powerhouse exhibition, March 26 – April 28.
I’ve been working on this project since 2008. I’ve been working in photography, video and audio to blend the experiences of eight lesbians who lived in Queensland during the more conservative socio-political era of the mid-20th century to early 21st century. The exhibition is one output. I am planning a book for my doctorate (which I’m doing through QCA, Griffith University), and will be publishing it in 2014. I would also like to work on an online documentary (multimedia) as a companion to the book and exhibition. That’s going to have to wait until 2014, as I’m working on graduating first.
This is my first attempt at crowd-funding. I’ve seen good results from crowd-funded projects of friends and colleagues of mine, and after nearly five years of self-funding this project (two HD DSLRs, a Hasselblad, four pro lenses, audio recording equipment, hard drive storage, workshops, travel expenses, film expenses, etc.), I don’t feel so shy about asking for some funding help.
Pozible is a very reputable and successful crowd-funding platform for “creative,” types to help get their projects off the ground and/or into the next stages of production. I’ve set up the site to accept pledges via Paypal. If I don’t meet the target of $2,000 AUD, no pledges will be banked.
If you are interested in LGBTIQ history, please bookmark this page and also check out my research blog: Qld Stories. You’ll find useful information and links there.
Here’s a recent radio interview I did about the project with Ellie Freeman for 4EB and CitizenJ.
I’ll be updating the blog with information about the show, the book, and the documentary. In the meantime, please consider supporting the exhibition by making a pledge at http://www.pozible.com/amatteroftime and by supporting me via facebook, twitter, e-mail, etc.