place in South London's SE5 area this project was developed over a three
month period. I worked with Karen Whiteread and young people of the
area toward the presentation of this work, a multi screen outdoor installation.
were projected onto the walls of the Camberwell Green Magistrates Court
(Youth Courts where many of the young people have had negative experiences).
The pressures upon this group within an economically and culturally
deprived area were explored in the work alongside children's homelessness
and related struggles.
The work demonstrated a creativity and vibrancy to the surrounding community
with original music and events alongside nightly screenings.
SE5 Scene Camberwell
Green Youth Courts - Four screen large scale projections
with music and lyrics from Kids Company studio work reflecting
the lives of teenagers in the area. Events included community
evening with Fish and Chip van.
- We developed the work through a studio and workshops twice weekly
at Kids Company.
Films included facts about Kids Company such as children's homeless
figures, quotes from teenagers and staff;
'many vulnerable children are involved with gangs, drugs and prostitution'
'no child is born a criminal or an abuser'
All Angels - Workshops at
Peckham Academy and St Michaels and All Angels School allowed
us to develop sections of the films. Animations and life experiences
played out in 'films in boxes' were made.