The HEART REMAINS OPEN PROJECT invited people from across Australia to contribute video content in response to the track HEART REMAINS by the hip hop artists Joelistics (ELEFANT TRAKS). The open source project inspired 42 contributors from all over Australia with over 142 videos contributed to our Vimeo group with over 8 hours of footage to cut down to the song 7:48 mins.

The final video is a tapestry of place, culture, people and landscape that paints a portrait of contemporary Australian society. It was launched officially on May 9th at a special SLAM TV (slamtv.org) screening at Wordstorm 2012: The Festival of Australasian Literature, and was followed by another event in Sydney the next week hosted by partners Word Travels at the Rocks Pop-up space.

Words and music by Joel Ma (Joelistics)

Directed and Edited by Timothy Parish

Produced by Verb Studios in association with Elefant Traks and Word Travels

Footage Contributors:

Cris Broadhurst
Jasper Smith
Grant VK58GR
Gini Lee
Sundry Productions
San-A
Jenny Grinlington
Michael Fletcher
Kym Fielke
Aime Lou

ABC Open Wide Bay
Darcy Travers
Doecke
Barry Schrapel
Norm Ofstead
Injected Ideas
James Russell
Geoff Oliver
Dave Dwyer
Tracey Lundgren
Pierpaolo Baricchio
Sharon Greenaway
Nicky Forster
Stephanie Riddel
Ty Swanson
Bjorn Rust
Mike Riley
Pasramos
Paul Sellen
Alasdair Shurman
AP_OZ
Ashley Perry
Martin Whipp
Documentary Shop
Will Horne
Liam Monkhouse
Tim Parish

Many thanks to:
Will Tinapple
Sam Hussey
Miles Merrill
Anthea Varigos
Bill Wade
Hamish McDonald
Eric Fassbender
Richard Tamplenizza

Creative Commons

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