Spreading hope across the globe one postcard at time…
Using Google Street View children look up a Hope Street somewhere in the world and write a postcard to the residents.
Part drawing, part writing and part imagining life in other places, the postcard becomes a modern-day message in a bottle – with each card being photographed and placed online before being posted.
Over 1,600 postcards have been sent so far, and hundreds of responses have been received from all across the world.
This live artwork sits in the blurry gap between what is private and public information, and what is connection and community. In this workshop we create a platform for children’s voices to be heard and encourage discussion about the cyber world and social interaction.
Read more about this project and see the amazing postcards and responses received so far at: http://dearhopestreet.com/
For: Children aged 7 and up. Suitable for children’s festivals and one-off workshops.
Capacity: dependent on ipad/computer/iphone access & volunteers. Suits drop-in workshop.
Concept, facilitation & design: Alex Desebrock
Tour producer Performing Lines WA
Alex Desebrock is an independent artist based in Perth & Melbourne, Australia. Her work spans interactive theatre, live art, installations, online and public interventions. Her practice focuses around empathy, connecting strangers, big questions, democracy and the child’s voice.
She is the lady behind Maybe ( ) Together that has presented works across Australia including Sydney Festival, Perth Internatiional Arts Festival, Come Out Festival, Awesome Festival, Federation Square, The Arts Centre, White Night Melbourne, Harvest Festival, ArtPlay, The School of Life Melbourne, homes, street corners and on a plinth in front of the Brunswick Town Hall. A series of interventions have also been performed in London, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
Alex completed Animateuring (VCA) in 2011 and was awarded the Barbara Manning Scholarship. In 2012 she received a Jump Mentorship to work with the Artistic Director of Carte Blanche (Denmark). She also received an Australia Council ArtStart grant in 2013 which included a residency at Contact Inc, Brisbane. She was also recently selected to be the Australian representative for the ASSITEJ directors seminar in Mannheim, Germany, receiving an Ian Potter Grant to attend.
Alex is a founding member of Arts x Activism and INHEPI tribe. She was the Program Coordinator at ArtPlay for 3 years and is committed to promoting the voice of the child.