Anna Conrick

Between: Three Screens

‘Between: Three Screens’ explores the complex interactions of memory and materiality in our understanding of place. Working with a cross-disciplinary process adapted from anthropological fieldwork and process-led design practice, it is a critical examination of The Astor Theatre in St Kilda, one of Melbourne's longest running and most celebrated single screen cinemas. Positing memory as both entity and activity continually constituted through physical and mental processes, this project seeks to identify the potential of cross-disciplinary working methods to contribute to new understandings of place as both real and imagined. Re-contextualising site through processes of assemblage and re-making directly impacts its perception and production. This project proposes a new approach to historical sites that recognises place as both material object and space of the imagination.