South London schoolchildren to reuse, remake and remix art at Tate Modern
London Connected Learning Centre is a Tate Exchange Associate
Working with London Connected Learning Centre, which supports schools to use digital technologies to enhance learning, the nine- and ten-year-olds from London schools will respond to Tate Modern’s collection as part of an investigation into reusing, remaking and remixing. The children will explore the similarities between computational thinking, programming and craft, such as crochet and knitting, through hands-on making using digital technologies and recycled materials.
It is enabled through Tate Exchange, an ambitious ‘open experiment’ which allows other organisations and members of the public to participate in Tate’s creative process, running events and projects on site and using art as a way of addressing wider issues in the world around us.
This year’s theme is ‘production’ and the pupils will be encouraged to think about production and consumption and how digital technologies and innovation have changed the process of designing and making. Pupils will look at how the materials and processes used in the works on display in the Tate gallery, why they have been used and how this might change the way they see the art.
Sarah Horrocks, director of London Connected Learning Centre, says: “What is really exciting about this collaboration with Tate is how it encourages the children to think and make differently. Giving 80 or so children the freedom of Tate’s rich galleries and artwork opens up a learning experience distinct from the normal school world and provides plenty of space for experimenting and developing ideas. We’re really looking forward to seeing how the children reuse, remix and remake Tate’s artwork in innovative ways.”
London Connected Learning Centre is a Tate Exchange Associate and it is the second year it has involved London schools in the programme. Last year’s event explored how pupils from eight different schools across London responded to their city through virtual worlds, soundscapes and 3d designs.
To find out more about the London Connected Learning Centre, please visit londonclc.org.uk, call 0207 720 7514 or follow @LdnCLC on Twitter.
Images of children exploring and creating City Spaces from last year’s Tate Exchange project are available.
To find out more about Tate Exchange please visit tate.org.uk/tateexchange. For press information about Tate please email or call 0207 887 8730. For high-resolution images visit tate.org.uk/press.
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