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Our Youth Engagement Officer, Dave, has been working with a group of local teenagers on a project for our Life Online [open source] exhibition. Here he shares a bit about what they've been up to.
Lightwriting test #1

A few months ago I went out into Bradford to find a group of young people to come and be part of an artistic collective, based at the museum for 9 months.

The group’s brief is to create an artwork for display as part of the Life Online [open source] exhibition, launching March 2012. The resulting group are a bunch of talented artists from across Bradford (and just outside) who are united by their loves of art, media and YouTube!

The group first met in the summer and tried out a few artforms with artists to see what they were interested in. They had a lot of fun playing with trash art, film-making and electronics, as well as going on an internet-free scavenger hunt in Manchester.

Beauty from junk!
Beauty from junk!
Group 1 hit a snag - the library's closed!
Group 1 hit a snag – the library’s closed!

In the end the group voted to work with animator Jack Lockhart on the realisation of their brief.

pixelation in action
Pixelation in action

Now we’ve started the process of turning interest and enthusiasm into art. From the end of September until December 2011, the group are spending weekends and holidays in the museum, experimenting with animation and creating their very own piece of contemporary art. They’ll also be going on trips, meeting interesting people and getting involved in the life of the museum.

The group take in the IMAX
The group take in the IMAX
FACT autograph pillar
FACT autograph pillar

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