Call for Volunteers – September 2012

August 21, 2012

The Compassion Fatigue project I am working on is going very well! Thank you to all those who have volunteered so far, all the time slots for August are full, but don’t fret as I have more time slots for you all for September!

If you would like to be apart of this project and are willing to give up half an hour of your time, please contact Me, Meredith Schofield at meredith@meredithschofield.com or on 0404 799 019 with the times you are available.

Here are the available time slots:

Tuesday 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th of September: 4:30pm – 8:30pm
Thursday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th of September: 4:30pm – 8:30pm
Friday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th of September: 4:30pm – 8:30pm
Saturday 1st, 15th and 29th of September: 1pm – 6pm
Sunday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th of September: 9am – 6pm

The work will be shot at my Studio at 143 Beattie Street Balmain (across from the Orange Peel Cafe.)

Please contact me with your availability and I will allocate you a time to come into the studio.

The work is a multimedia piece consisting of video and still photographs. ‘Compassion Fatigue’ explores how individuals react to disturbing imagery shown to them on a loop for 18 minutes. It records how their reactions change from the first minute to the last. It explores what our coping mechanisms are, how and when we ‘switch off’, how different people react to the same content, and how the repetitive media cycle fatigues us by overexposing us to this type of horrific imagery over and over again.

The work is supported by the National Association of the Visual Arts through the New South Wales Artists Grant Program and will be present as an exhibition in December/January 2012/2013.

I really believe in this project and know it will open peoples minds and encourage people to look a little deeper into themselves and our society.

Please spread the word!

Some stills of Vanessa, one of the volunteers.

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hey.
if you’d like i can do 11th, 13th, 14th, 18th, 20th or 21st, whichever one is good for you, at your convenience.

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john ross

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