Redesigning Education_ La Paz Bolivia_2011
San Francisco Museum | Exhibition 15-18th June 2011
Using simple props, a blackboard and a cardboard stand, we staged impromptu theatrical performances in parks and street corners along the route map. Activities included performing conversations with the body, creating a continuous story, emotion-control games and the preparation work for a puppet theatre.
Combining musical instruments with ordinary found objects like plastic tubes, taped drums and wearable found-instruments, we explored body movement, rhythm and texture of sounds throughout the streets. The recorded audio tracks showed a mix of familiar melodies, chaotic traffic, children's laughter, and sounds of venders soliciting attention. The audio tracks were later repositioned as 'pockets of symphony' throughout the exhibition space.
The work from the photography construct reflected the participants' collective view of La Paz through multiple lenses. Provoked by curiously shaped periscopes and pinhole cameras, the activities were lessons on the physics of light, visual perception, and the possibilities into a poetic way of looking.
This construct on applied arts played with the possibilities of simple paper folds, writings, and challenged the museum audiences to join the street-graffiti of stories on the San Francisco plaza over the course of the exhibition.
Documentation of Spontaneous La Paz in Museo San Francisco: photo & video
The International Design Clinic is a registered not-for-profit that provides students, artists and designers the opportunity to use their unique creative talents to design and construct projects for communities in need throughout the world. Since its inception in 2006, the IDC has completed over a dozen projects on three continents, including an urban tent for the homeless made of trash; a communal playspace for Romanian orphans from construction debris; a vision for education based upon borrowed resources for the migrant communities of India; and a three-dollar projection system designed to rearticulate the manner in which art and architecture is conceived, displayed and regenerated.
Espacio Cultural Creativo
(ECC) is a non-governmental nonprofit organization in La Paz that works
nationally in education and culture. The ECC seeks to transform education
by enhancing and strengthening the capacities and expression of creative
individuals, and to reverse social disadvantage, exclusion and inequality.
Through the methodology of Ludo creative expression in human resource
training, the ECC promotes opportunities for meeting and interaction between
generations and cultures.
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