The Cad Factory and the Greater Kengal Network of Small Schools partnered to allow students and the surrounding communities to participate in contemporary arts practices to explore issues that affect regional Australia such as The Impact of Nature, Population Drift, Aging Population, Peoples Impact on the Environment.
Using face to face workshops, interactive remote video networking and exploring site specific processes, the students explored the potential that the arts has in helping them to understand their reasoning, solutions, fears and hopes around these important issues.
The opportunity for these school communities to engage with contemporary arts practice or to consider their own sense of place and community through creative exploration are few and far between.
This outcome became a large image driven performance event focused on community concerns where the big picture is explored by putting a spotlight on small voices made loud in big spaces.
Workshops were held in music and experimental sound making techniques, such as using your home or school as an instrument and different processes for audio manipulation. The artists worked with the students to create illustrations, animations, and videos. The students participated in an excursion to a recording studio and created a performance with huge video projections.