The Cad Factory and the Greater Kengal Network of Small Schools partner to allow
students and the surrounding communities to participate in contemporary arts
practices to explore issues that affect regional Australia such as The Impact of
Nature, Population Drift, Aging Population, Peoples Impact on the Environment.
Using face to face workshops, interactive remote video networking and exploring site specific process, the students explored the potential that the arts has in helping them to understand their reasoning, solutions, fears and hopes around these important issues.
The opportunity for these school communities to engage with contemporary arts practice or to consider their own sense of place and community through creative exploration are few and far between.
This outcome became a large image driven performance event focused on
community concerns where the big picture is explored by putting a spotlight on little
voices made loud in big spaces.
Workshops were held in music and experimental sound making techniques, such as
using your home or school as an instrument and different processes for audio
manipulation. The artists worked with the students to create illustrations, animations, and videos. The students participated in an excursion to a recording studio and created a performance with huge video projections in the last weekend of October 2012 at the Tootool Silos.
Small Voices Made Loud in Big Spaces
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