THE PROJECT WEBSITE CAN BE FOUND HERE
An Arts council funded Covid-safe collaborative public art project involving 10 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, pupils produced their own ‘faux’ TV and NEWSPAPER UFO reports.
Art resource packs were provided to the schools and the project will delivered by each individual school. Key to the project was a series of introductory and how-to films involving creative professionals. Using a collection of local archive architecture photographs, from The Rio Tape/Slide Archive and Hackney Archives, the schools created collages as an overlay to well known locations, to create an alternative fictional narrative to what was once familiar. For instance, ‘THE UFO THAT SWALLOWED MY SHOP’. A billboard poster to showcase the project currently adorns Gayhurst Primary School to showcase the project.
The 3 project films can be viewed HERE
The project’s aim was to deliver a high quality collaborative public art education programme teaching key creative skills to a lower socio-economic and culturally diverse target groups, and to deliver the project to provide a rich, rewarding, professionally delivered art project during a Covid-restrictive period.
The 10 participating schools can be found HERE