Todd Fuller, UNITE project

Video Artwork animating responses to same-sex love

Art Exhibition previously on at MAY SPACE in Waterloo precinct, New South Wales, Australia. Published by MAY SPACE on Saturday 24 February 2018. Thursday 01 March 2018 to Saturday 17 March 2018.

Todd Fuller, 'Unite project - 3rd Generation' (ongoing), 2015 image

Send a Message

In the face of a postal plebiscite, Sydney based artist Todd Fuller will undertake a third iteration of his video, "Unite Project", the first edition shown for Mardi Gras 2016. This project is a participatory artwork surveying a range of responses to love and marriage equality.

Fuller sent members of the public black + white drawings depicting two men engaged in a passionate kiss. The participants were encouraged to respond to the image by colouring in the figures, with the resulting images complied by Fuller into a mixed media video animation.

“In the first and second iterations of the project, the bulk of responses were overwhelmingly positive. I did receive a few drawings that were torn up, crushed or with the eyes violently poked out, but the vast majority of responses depicted love, support, rainbows and strength. It was a really important project for us when it started and now in the face of the postal plebiscite, it feels more important than ever to illustrate the shift in views on this issue through art”, says Fuller.

“Over 400 people have already engaged in the process of having received, responded and returned the drawings, each one becoming a single image in hundreds of stills edited together into the animation. The ritual used in the original process seems quite apt as our community now face a postal vote to decide our rights… and so “Unite Project – 3rd generation” is born".


409b George Street Waterloo NSW Australia 2017