A Covid-safe collaborative public art project involving 11 Hackney primary schools and over 600 pupils!

Throughout film and literature science fiction we have been captivated with travelling to another inhabited planet, being visited by aliens or documenting unidentified flying objects. Exploring this cultural phenomenon, whilst questioning our own, and our ‘distant neighbours’ cultural identity, we will produce our own ‘faux’ TV and NEWSPAPER UFO reports.

Art resource packs will be provided to the schools and the project will delivered by each individual school. Key to the project will be a series of introductory and how to films involving creative professionals.

These 3 FILMS can be found HERE

Using a collection of local archive architecture photographs, from The Rio Tape/Slide Archive and Hackney Archives, we will create 3d collages as an overlay to well known locations, to create an alternative fictional narrative to what was once familiar. For instance, ‘THE E8 UFO’ or ‘THE UFO THAT SWALLOWED MY SHOP’.

Posters will potentially be printed up to billboards size and adhered temporarily to the schools’ exterior, (and potentially the locations used as the poster’s backdrop), including surfaces such as brick. My aims are to deliver a high quality collaborative public art project teaching key creative skills to a lower socio-economic and culturally diverse target groups.

My aim is also to deliver this project now to provide a rich, rewarding, professionally delivered art project during a Covid-restrictive period.

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