Friday, 11 April 2008
Fierce! Festival voting closes today
The Fierce! Festival, in the West Midlands of the UK, has set an idiosyncratic curatorial task for this year's festival, to be held from 23-26 May, 2008. Taking a leaf out of reality television's pseudo-democratic book, they've asked the audience to vote for their most desired acts to fill the program, with the act which receives the least votes being eliminated each day. Its been fun logging on each day, voting, and seeing the process play out online over the last few weeks. Now we're down to the last day, with the top three acts in each category being declared the winners, and thus appearing as a part of Fierce! Its a fun concept, and probably one that might appeal to local and much-beloved conservative commentators such as armchair arts festival programmer Andrew Bolt.
In the final round is the fabulous Sydney-based performer Rosie Dennis with her Love Song Dedication. Rosie's work is always exhilarating and evocative, and I urge everyone to vote for her before the ballot closes in a mere 20 hours!
Image Credit: Sylvia Zajkowski & Rosie Dennis