About the project
This was a project which took place over the summer months of 2020, a year when school, work and holidays were all put on hold as travel restrictions meant that we had to stay close to home. For many people this meant becoming more familiar with, and tuning into, our locality and surroundings. This is the concept which inspired this project as young artists were invited to submit their creations inspired by their 2km limits.
Stage one: Working with artist David Smith participants were invited to create a map:
“Look closely at your own area and define a 2km radius around your home. Explore this area by walking, cycling, driving or paragliding and identify 2 or 3 locations of particular interest to you. Your response to these personal locations can be by numerous methods, sketching, drawing, painting, writing, dictation, sound recording, video etc. Explore, be curious, investigate and have fun. “
Stage Two: Based on the work received for the first phase of the project, artist and photographer Anna Leask used the themes of lighting, composition, framing etc., to examine how we can enhance the world that we see and engage with through our smart phones using the medium of photography.
Stage Three: In the third stage, artist Wayne O' Connor and the CP members created a storyline and imagined world inspired by work in the earlier stages. The various imagery, sounds and drawings of all stages of the project act as a stimulus to create the world and storyline. Selected work created is posted as a unique shifting narrative that unfolds online with options that allow readers to interact and actively direct the story's outcome.
Featured map by artist David Smith
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