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Waitakere College

Region: Auckland

Art form: Multi-Disciplinary / Visual Arts

Project name: Memory Foam

Project information: Students will explore sculpture and photography practice by creating an assemblage that draws from their own interpretations of personal experience and identity. Students will envisage, explore and develop the production of a small group of sculptures: anthropomorphic, abstract, or both, that represents elements of their world, with a focus on ideas around community, whānau, memory, personal narrative, and childhood.

Drawing on the unique histories of our students we will encourage them to use their individual capital as inspiration for the stories they will tell through the objects within their assemblage and concept of their final image. Students will be supported and encouraged to experiment with materials and form, whilst highlighting meaningful and resonant elements of their culture and identity. In addition to sculpture, each student will create a photographic mini-cyclorama, using both DSLR cameras and digital imaging and post-production.

Students will research a range of artists working with sculpture and assemblage, as well as still life photography. The final photographs will be printed as high-quality resolved images and shown in an exhibition.

Project starting: March 2021

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