In 2019, I was invited by Teater Jævn to participate in a cultural, multi-disciplinary collaboration in the municipality of Hedensted. The team consisted of a theatre group, a painter, and a photoartist.
The goal of the project was to create a multi-disciplinary workshop for school classes, where students could experience and work with imaginative storytelling, visual arts, and photo art. Our dramaturg Gitte Villadsen led the planning and execution of the workshops, which were centered around the theme of “Monsters” and featured the artists Inge-Lis Gaardsted and Britta Egebjerg.
To showcase the children’s work in a unique way, I designed a physical Monster-Cave in collaboration with Anders Koed Jensen of Træls. The igloo-like structure was made from reused wood and featured two screens that displayed the pictures and stories created by the pupils in the workshops. I used a Raspberry Pi to run the media on the screens, automatically playing the video files from a USB thumb drive. The Monster-Cave structure was designed to be disassembled and repurposed for future use.
The Monster-Cave was a success with the school children, who were excited to share their work. The use of technology and art together in this way sparked the children’s creativity and imagination, allowing them to explore their inner “monsters” and express themselves in new ways.
- Inge-Lis Gaardsted
- Britta Egebjerg
- Træls/Anders Koed Jensen
- Hedensted Municipality