Melbourne by Dusk mixes photography and flash fiction to explore the overlap between our city and our imagination.
(Flash fiction is just a fancy term for really, really short stories.)
It is part of the 2011 Emerging Writer’s Festival.
WHAT IS IT?
Our core idea was to take a photo of something real in Melbourne, and then write an urban fantasy story that riffs off the picture.
The project is inspired by the works of Neil Gaiman, Shaun Tan, and Leanne Hall.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The project will unveil in three stages.
Stage One: First Bloom
Angelica and David will post the first wave of stories.
Stage Two: Cross Pollination
We are open to submissions. Send us photos, stories, or something stranger. Full details are on the <a href=”http://melbournebydusk.tumblr.com”>Submissions</a> page.
Stage Three: Wither or Bloom?
What happens to Melbourne by Dusk after the Festival finishes? Does it keep running? Does it slowly die? In keeping with the organic metaphor, we are leaving the final fate of Melbourne by Dusk open.
WHO ARE YOU?
Angelica East is best known as the soft toy artist, designer and photographer, Jellibat. Her plush art has been displayed at various galleries around Melbourne and overseas.
Her tumblr is jellibat.tumblr.com
Her twitter account is @jellibat
David Witteveen is a weird fantasy and suburban gothic writer based in Melbourne, Australia. He wrote and drew the minicomic DEATH BY MUSIC, and won the inaugural Australian Horror Writers Association’s Flash Fiction award.