The Collective Producers at The Dock working with youth artist in residency Andy Parsons developed a new project Alt-Art, exploring how music, fashion, art, technology and popular culture from the past co-exist with and nourish culture made today. Supported by the Creative Ireland Open Call Programme through Leitrim County Council. Alt- Art project is in two stages May to July and October to December 2023
The Collective Producers is a youth project offering the opportunity to collaborate with artists and community groups as part of a unique programme of bespoke workshops, projects, and events, developed by you over the two months. The project is for people aged 14-19 years looking to meet new friends, develop ideas, create art, and be heard in your space at The Dock.
Alt- Art project looks at the cyclical and overlapping nature of culture, music and fashion. The project creates a dynamic and interesting space where young people can explore identity, and experiment in different media and processes through a series of interlinked workshops in two stages, May to July and October to Dec 2023, exploring through different processes in old and new technology e.g. printing using digital technology and lithography and punk-inspired collage and computer animation.
The project is an exciting experience for people because of the variety of media and processes explored. Many processes are completely new to the participants, for example, 35mm slides and lithographic printing. In recent years there has been a resurgence in interest in technology that was once seen as obsolete, an example would be the extraordinary revival in vinyl recordings. Each session explores the influence of past music, fashion, art and technology and The Dock’s programme of Art, Music, Dance and Theatre. This project expands on that idea by allowing young people to ‘play’ with analogue equipment and processes and explore ways to integrate these with current digital technologies.
From September to December guest speakers and facilitators will be invited to broaden the range of voices and different outlooks and working methodologies during the project. Outcomes will include posters, zines and events created/curated by the young people.
If you wish to sign up and want to know more about The Collective Producers, email Laura Mahon, Visual Arts & Education Manager: email@example.com
Below are images of work created from May to July