Accidental Cinema is a series of moving image installations presented over 12 months in empty retail spaces throughout the City of Perth.
The second installation of the series is a special presentation of the 1965 tourism film Life in Australia: Perth, part of a larger series intended to entice European immigrants to Australia. Nowadays it represents something quite different.
Projection artist Roly Skender presents it here as a work of nostalgia and local history. Familiar streets, buildings, beaches and leisure activities now reveal themselves through a humorous narrative at odds with the original intention of the film. How times have changed!
Lovingly preserved by the National Film and Sound Archive, ‘Life in Australia: Perth’ is a picture of life in Perth in the mid 1960s. The social, business, sporting and other activities of an average Australian family in Perth are told through the eyes of the local newspapers.
Australia had everything anyone could wish for!
See it at the Piccadilly Arcade - and while you're there take a look at our 1st Accidental Cinema installation also in the Piccadilly Arcade - Ghost City.