On Saturday 6th of July, Chisenhale Art Place took part in the ‘Summer Fete” at Chisenhale School, which was organised by the School’s PTA.
Uliana Apatina, an artist from Chisenhale Studios, led a workshop using ropes and strings to build a spatial site-specific installation that incorporated a special tree area. She wanted to build, in a playful way, a self-constructed habitation which would evolve and take shape in the process of creation. The installation would then be left to be used later for games and other activities.
A key focus was to inspire the natural joy that many children have, in building fantasy “habitations”. The process aimed to help the children to evolve their spatial thinking and look at the familiar space from a different perspective.