The Trinity Session’s commission to produce a piece of work for the Connect/ ZA 2014/15 programme, used public place as its primary context for interactions and interventions. The core philosophy of the project was to demonstrate the role that artists can play in actively shifting negative perceptions about particular urban spaces. Hence the projects of Windmill Hills – Gateshead and Jeppestown Johannesburg, were context and site specific, with the attendant installations, performances and video works developed in response to the local conditions and community engagements.
That the commission required ‘connectivity’ between two countries at the digital and collaborative level, a framework for urban spatial analysis and expression could emerge; where the relationship between, audience/ user, artist and artwork could produce a dynamic condition for new creative readings of public space and potentially new audiences for an art in public space experience.
The Trinity Session and Sticky Situations / SA, in partnership with Swallows Foundation and ISIS Arts / UK. Commissioned by the British Council and CONNECT/ZA – Connecting the creative communities of the UK and South Africa
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