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A week-long collaborative workshop, saw 40 innovative graduates divided into 4 teams, present ideas and documentation of a utopian future. Creative minds crossed 16 different disciplines in the four days preceding the final presentations. In a limited time, the emerging artists had to work through diverse disciplines, document ideas, and collectively agree on a creative approach to the future.
Evoking a sense of adventure, hope and positivity, as set by director of onedotzero Shane Walter, the teams - PIE, po, gray area, and between the lines - unveiled visionary ideas at Squint Opera’s doodle bar last Monday.
Leading up to the 15 minute presentations in front of a panel of professional practitioners, students converged inside the white-washed walls of the doodle bar where they were encouraged to exchange drawings, ideas and visualizations. Once the initiative to combat the tendency towards a “doom and gloom” 21st century was introduced, students took inspirations to a science museum, Battersea park, pubs, and walls of the doodle bar. In order to help their ideas grow into a coherent, creative proposal for the future, Kin, freelancer John Nussey, and actors Darren Hart and Sharona Sassoon, conducted workshops that encourage collaboration, making connections, and the importance of effective communication skills in enhancing one’s performance. In the end, the teams’ insight into other artists’ perspectives and how to best combine these perspectives into a compelling message about the future proved effective.
PIE’s presentation illustrates how the talented graduates transformed individual creativity into a collective imaginative whole. Student Elvia introduces their ‘spectrum’ idea as a collective vision. A design similar to an iPhone app, their invention connects and sparks serendipitous experiences while generating art forms through its “color trail” interactive component. In addition, each color would be a distinct sound so the designs make music. The overall layout of ideas exposed a prominent theme of PIE’s vision- approaching every day as an opportunity.
Following PIE’s concept, feedback was given from the panel of industry professionals: Kevin Palmer and Matt Wade (Kin ), John Nussey (freelancer ), Joel Lewis (Hellicar & Lewis ), Orlando Mathias (AllofUs ) and onedotzero ‘s Shane Walter and Sophie Walter. Providing constructive criticism and the chance to improve PIE”s final presentation, the judges commented on the decisions, structure, and performance of the team. As the musical element was well-received and the judges offered valuable tips and potential enhancements to their concept, PIE’s final presentation at the onedotzero motion festival will be intriguing.
Not only a worthwhile contribution to the creative, communicative knowledge of graduates, onedotzero_cascade also provides up and coming artists with insight into the world of festivals. In just five days, creatives discussed and collaborated, ideas were born and presented as a cohesive vision. As cascade illustrates, the effect collaboration has on emerging artists is invaluable.
Team Po's video
Look out for cascaders Thursday 11 November, at the onedotzero adventures in motion festival at BFI Southbank!