Little Voices for Kensington + Chelsea Art Week
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About the Event
KCAW is a collective endeavour, delivered every year thanks to our advisory board and 100+ participating organisations, from small practices to major cultural institutions. Our aim remains to support our creative community that has come together in a time of crisis, and is responding to these unprecedented challenges with unmatched creativity.
Thus, more information on this event and how to get involved will be provided when we have clarity on when social distancing measures will end. Amy Jackson will Little Voices is a conceptual art piece comprising of a time based sculpture, performance and happenings.
"The sculpture shall be a small podium designed to reference Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park. However, it will be made from upcycled materials collected from Kensington and Chelsea’s discarded waste to ensure there is no environmental footprint associated with the piece.
The piece is not only the sculpture itself but a platform for transformation. Throughout the exhibition - under represented artists and members of society will be given the opportunity to speak or perform on (or around) the podium. These happenings are integral to the work itself. They will comprise of poets, writers, artists and performers who will be asked to use whatever medium they work in to address the topic of “Transforming Society to Solve the Climate Crisis”.
The concept behind the piece is inspired by recent activism used to generate critical collective action which will help us fight ajor societal issues of our time, specifically climate change. Fittingly, the borough itself acquired its name due to the collective voices of its very own Chelsea residents in 1964.
In 2020, for what seems like a pivotal moment in history, we are embracing a world-first for society in which little voices can make a big difference. In an area so filled with grandiose (which has always commanded its own respect) it will be interesting to (through the importance of the Art Week), give volume to movements and ideas so frequently unheard.
Which is as much a comment on the art world and the voices that dominate it as it is about society and the individuals which control it."