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
ABC Open Wide Bay
Many thanks to: