Hiromi Hotel - Brain Flower // Hiromi Tango
FRIDAY 12 July 2019
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Where: Ignite Studios @ NRCG, 60 Crane Street, Ballina
Ages: All Ages (family friendly event)
Cost: FREE (All materials included)
Brain Flower is a project by artist Hiromi Tango, that will be created in collaboration with the community as part of Splendour in the Grass (SITG) festival art program.
Brain Flower considers our relationship with technology, and how our daily dependence on digital devices may be affecting us. As part of this project, festival visitors will have the opportunity to participate in the creation of a collaborative, cumulative sculptural installation, through a series of workshops.
In creating this work, we are seeking ways to harness the positive aspects of our digital world, and to gently encourage each of us to consider how we connect. Wires and cables are lifelines in many ways, but as we manipulate them with our hands, taking time together to create, we begin to transform our relationship with technology.
The workshops will provide opportunities for participants to engage in hands-on creative activities, supported by a team of creative facilitators from the local community. Participants will be invited to reimagine their connections to the digital world and each other, transforming materials such as cables, wires, and LED light sources into works of art. These small sculptural forms, focussing on themes of regeneration and human connections, will be integrated as part of the large sculptural installation. In this way, workshop participants will have an opportunity to join their creations to the work of others, enacting the idea of human connectivity in a very real and accessible way.
Hiromi Tango’s work is dedicated to fostering empathy and generating healing conversations. Her practice spans sculpture, installation, photography and performance. The connective thread is a fascination with how art can create positive change in the brain. At a time when human relationships are being subsumed by digital communication, her work encourages viewers and participants to slow down and reconnect through reflective acts of art-making, conversation, and the rich layers of sensory engagement that art provides. Through colour, texture, movement, sound, and even smell, her work gently transforms how we relate to our environment and each other.
THIS IS A FREE FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT
Places are limited and bookings essential to secure a place.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Department of Communications and the Arts' Festivals Australia program.