Multi Media Exhibition by Youthreach and Artists In The Community 2008
From Tuesday 17th February to Sunday 1st March 2009
Signal Arts Centre is delighted to present an exhibition of work produced in collaboration with Youthreach, the Artist in the Community winners; Greg Murray and Denis Dunne and some senior citizens from the community in Bray.
The premise of the project is to engage Youthreach and the senior citizens in a collaborative project. The project is based on the art of storytelling, of conveying events in words, images and sounds. Traditionally old stories were passed from generation to generation and survived solely by memory. This tradition is fading and part of the project's aim is to give the storyteller (Senior Citizens) an opportunity to be heard, the storyteller creates the experience while the audience (Youthreach) perceives this story/memory and creates personal mental images from the words heard and gestures seen. In this collaboration the audience becomes co-creator of the Art, and this in turn begins a new creative process whereby the audience becomes the creator of a visual depiction of the aural Art.
Opening Reception: Friday 20th February 7-9pm