The initial idea, which generated the event entitled Participate works with the notion of engagement within the arts and society. The event aims to provide an atmosphere encouraging people to get involved with their natural creativity.
Itself an experiment, the evening will explore the balance between creating a free community collaborative arts experience and operating without imposing boundaries.
On the night The Sassoon Gallery will be transformed into an environment consisting of a variety of different sensory installations. The stations will draw on, sounds, movement, visuals and people. These platforms will be stations employing creative techniques inviting people by having visual, auditory and kinaesthetic elements. Eye-catching and playing on a variety of sensory spectrums the gallery space will be an interactive hub.
Participate aims to create an environment that encourages participatory creativity, we are using installations that:
â¢ are eye catching and inviting to play with,
â¢ connect to most people by having visual, auditory and kinaesthetic elements,
â¢ employ creative techniques that have a well defined input and a beautiful output,
â¢ encourage group interactions, allowing people's expressions to remain anonymous
In addition there will be assistants on hand to talk, explain and encourage the use of the installations.
Participate is happening for the first time at 6pm, Friday the 16th March, at the Sassoon Gallery. Photos, videos, sound clips and finished art will be kept and displayed on the website. We will build a body of participatory artwork and invite others to interpret it.
We are looking for more people to help define what exactly Participate will become.