101 Collins St, Melbourne Installation
Raising The Human Condition – 101 Collins Street Melbourne Installation – September 2019
Who are we behind the walls, the glass, the bricks, the marble and the stone. Commissioned by 101 Collins St, Melbourne this film installation is a semi-autobiographical work.
Primary Credits: Harrolds, A-Esque, Aneka Manners, Brendan Cherry, Grace Quealy, Cassie Hancock, Carlie Christie.
In August 2019, 101 Collins Street Melbourne commissioned Aneka Manners to create an exclusive work to be displayed in the foyer for the duration of Melbourne Fashion week. An A-Grade building at the ‘Paris end’ of Collins St surrounded by luxury retailers and tenants across legal, wealth management and financial services this building has an opulent foyer, already replete with significant sculptural works.
Concept & Theme Humanity: Tragedy & the Everyday Made Beautiful – Raising the Human Condition. A fashion/art installation firmly contextualised in the office space and a human response to the cynicism of the existing sculptural work in the space. The concept was a 7m diameter and 4m high cylinder of TV screens/monitors in the centre of the 101 Collins Street foyer. Streaming on the screens between 5-6 individual fashion film narratives, interspersed with evocative images across nature and built form. The installation needed to work both intimately and from afar.