a large touring immersive art installation, built through the collaboration of extraordinary ordinary people. The form as a catalyst for unique community collaborations & experiences. Inclusion, accessible free arts for all is at the core of the project,& so startling even if you were the greatest cynic in the world, you will drop your guard for just a moment’
Sculptural, sonic, illuminated, immersive & interactive, the traveling artwork is made up of 50 individual sculptures, each similar yet different forms. A replica human heart crafted from stardust, beating at the core of each piece, pulsing light & sound of an actual heartbeat. Recorded from one of the many kind individuals involved in the projects creation. Each individual heart starts beating, independently, building to a cacophony of pulses, chiming, slowly synchronizing into ONE strong beat.
Based on collaboration, community, connecting & finding neutral spaces & experiences for diversity to meet without hierarchy or boundaries. Fundamental to the project’s success is the contribution of many individuals from diverse backgrounds, ages, ethinicity, skills & geography.
The project draws on each of our unique offerings & our innate similarities, with the hope to chime or find a common thread with a wide, varied & diverse audience. The forms will offer as a performance space, collaborating both with the land & community, touring Scotland in Autumn 2019/2020. With several modes to program & experience, the installation hosts the opportunity for unique experiences & collaboration with each audience, landscape, community or event.
Core to the project is accessible art for all, inclusion, low cost/ high impact, environmentally & socially driven. With a focus to work with areas & communities that are or are being culturally, socially or economically strained. Art & the experience of creating together, can be both personally & collectively transformative, empowering, enlightening & reflective. A space for open communication & dialogue beyond boundaries.
The Build - its creation & conception
Imagined as a response to the present social , economical, political & environmental climate of the UK over the past 10 years, informed from over 20years experience working in direct contact with the public, in education, hospitality, music events/ festivals & from running 2 successful photography businesses for the past 5 years. A response for hope, for unity, for potential - a cathartic pipe dream born from personally difficult times, which has organically developed & been encouraged into becoming ONE.
Made possible through the collaboration of diverse artists, technologists & enthusiasts. The concept is interwoven within the construction & the build of the sculpture. Working with artists & experts across the UK.
Immersive, interactive, & responsive; communicating with audience, participant through light & sound. The sculpture offers several ways to experience, through a range of programming modes, use of landscape & space, various performance & collaborative possibilities & the unique way that each community responds to the project.
Reciprocal & resonant in nature, an experience to tap into our core commonality & life thread -
Arts provisions for all, art as function as a fundamental necessity for well being.
Low cost, accessible, inclusive arts & music experiences to areas & communities affected by the cultural, economic, social & environmental strains of the past 10 years.
Celebrating both difference & similarities in our diverse, colourful global community.