Artist and educator Katriona Beales has used green screen in Autograph’s first-ever programme for children with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. With their families, children in our workshops made films of themselves surrounded by the fantastical backdrops and props they created.
As We Are But Not As You Know Us expands on these workshops, transforming the gallery into an installation of green fabric, video projection and sensory materials.
With green screen, backdrops can be digitally layered onto anything green in a film set. These insertions can be drawings, photographs or moving images. Combined with filming on a live projection, the technology allows us to create and remake our surroundings as we perform – free to enjoy unfamiliarity.
Through play and collaboration, stories can be told and alternate ways of being imagined.
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ABOUT KATRIONA BEALES
Katriona Beales is an artist and educator. She has exhibited her artwork internationally, recently showing new commissions at the V&A and Science Gallery London. Her project Are we all addicts now? supported by The Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England, was shown at Furtherfield, London in 2017.
She was one of the Tate's Artist Workshop Leaders, leading SEND workshops as well as primary and secondary school workshops in response to the collections at Tate Britain and Tate Modern. Beales was the lead artist on South London Gallery’s Supersmashers project working with looked after children aged 6-12 years old in partnership with social services and carers.
Part of the EXPLORERS project, delivered by Project Art Works, a three-year programme of art and conversation working with 12 national art organisations. The EXPLORERS programme is informed and led by neurodiverse communities, placing them at the heart of social, civic and cultural activity. Based in Hastings, Project Art Works is the UK’s leading artist led organisation working with children, young people and adults who have complex support needs.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Part of the EXPLORERS Project, led by Project Art Works, an artist led organisation working with children, young people and adults who have complex support needs. The EXPLORERS Project is supported by the Arts Council Ambition for Excellence Programme and Paul Hamlyn Foundation. explorersproject.org
Ways Of Being is also supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.