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The Way Things Go

The Way Things Go by Children's Art School, London
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  • Medium:

    Film, drawing, collage, printmaking

  • Artist:

    Children's Art School: Ciara O'Dwyer, Harriet Rogers, Lucy Tan, Rosie Olsen, Ahmirah Ahmed, Maisara Ahmed, Neela Sathyendra, Alisha Wood, Yasmin Wood, Emilie Guinnepain

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    Children's Art School: Ciara O'Dwyer, Harriet Rogers, Lucy Tan, Rosie Olsen, Ahmirah Ahmed, Maisara Ahmed, Neela Sathyendra, Alisha Wood, Yasmin Wood, Emilie Guinnepain

    ‘The Way Things Go’ was created in an after school club at Merton Park Primary School, Wimbledon led by Annabel Johnson / Children’s Art School.

    Children attending the club ranged between 4 and 13.

    The children began by looking at the film work, ‘The Way Things Go’ by Fischili and Weiss and experimented with making moving sculptures from found objects.

    We then looked at Pedro Reyes ‘Disarm’ to examine how something beautiful could be created from something destructive and ‘ugly’.

    After making drawings from objects collected from a car junk yard we looked at the work of Richard Tuttle to discuss texture and use of materials. We made collograph plates using a variety of found textures.

    We then designed imaginary machines and split them into pieces to make new collograph plates which were printed, cut up and rearranged into collaborative compositions based on our imaginary machines. We looked at gallery websites, a film of the way things go, and drew machines from life.

    We made moving sculptures filmed on a mobile phone, and collograph prints, which were cut up and collaged as a group.

    Collaborating and letting go of individual ownership was hard. After several group projects this one saw them working with real collaborative spirit. When compiling the final piece the group relinquished ownership of individual prints, cutting and manipulating pieces together. They would have found this really hard at the start of the year.

    (Annabel Johnson, artist / educator)

     

     

    We took inspiration from the filmwork ‘The Way Things Go’ by Fischili and Weiss, and made moving sculptures from found objects.

    We looked at Pedro Reyes’ Disarm to examine how something beautiful could be created from something destructive and ‘ugly’. After making drawings from objects collected from a car junk yard we explored the work of Richard Tuttle to discuss texture and use of materials.

    The children made collograph plates using a variety of found textured materials.
    The work shown is a collaborative composition based on our imaginary machines.
    (Annabel Johnson, artist educator)

  • Age:

    4 - 13 years old

  • Dimensions:

    599mm x 1319mm

  • Submitted by:

    Annabel Johnson (artist educator)

We took inspiration from the filmwork ‘The Way Things Go’ by Fischili and Weiss, and made moving sculptures from found objects.

We looked at Pedro Reyes’ Disarm to examine how something beautiful could be created from something destructive and ‘ugly’. After making drawings from objects collected from a car junk yard we explored the work of Richard Tuttle to discuss texture and use of materials.

The children made collograph plates using a variety of found textured materials.

The work shown is a collaborative composition based on our imaginary machines.

(Annabel Johnson, artist educator)