City Lights - Mix Tape
The City Lights program engages local and national artists to create large scale projection and multimedia installations. Since 2015 the Cairns City Library has been transformed with large scale projections, this year for the first time the City Lights program will expand beyond the library to feature projections and installations across the city. The City Lights program speaks to the culture, history and lifestyle of Tropical North Queensland, transforming spaces into outdoor galleries of pictures, sound and light.
Mix Tape has been developed collaboratively between AGB Events and artist Vanghoua Anthony Vue.The digital artwork re-interprets Vue’s ‘tape-affitis’, tape-based installations.
The work reflects the artist’s experiences growing up in Cairns and the complexities of his Hmong-Australian heritage, drawing on Vue’s experiences during cyclone seasons, the tropical surrounds, the do-it-yourself approach and resilience of Vue’s parents, and the push and pull of language, culture, identity and place.
AGB Events are specialists in creating public celebrations, innovative experiences and 3D artworks that are responsive to place, audiences, local stories and culture.. This collaborative artwork adds a new dimension to Vanghoua Anthony Vue’s work, bringing it to life while sharing with a fresh audience.