Fantastic Courtyard (1998)
An animation created around ideas generated by pupils of Arundel Court Junior School as part of an artist residency. 'Animated Environment, Artist in Residence dealing with Art & Digital Technology' Arundel Court Junior School, Landport Community Centre & The Haven. The sound track was kindly donated by VEX.
A series of workshops explored the imaginative potential of the small courtyard at the centre of the school. What would be the most 'fantastic thing' that could happen? This was the question posed to the pupils. There were alien in space craft, dinosaurs, sharks in the pond, a new adventure playground, the trees sprouted money and the much loved, lamented chickens returned after banishment due to health and safety fears. All of the pupils were contributors; they were the concept artists for the animation. Every pupil in the school received a copy of their animation. The Premier was a school assembly, it audience responded with ooohs aaaarhs and hurrahs.


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