Remember that childhood game, “Telephone”? The one where you whisper a message around a circle and what gets to the last person is always different the original? I remember lots of giggling and there was always that one kid yelling “You’re tickling my ear!”. Good times. Imagine that game played with Art–Sounds fun, right?
That’s what I’ve been up to this week, I’m Artist #7 on the telephone line. Here’s a sneak peak at what I’m crafting as my message to pass on. You can follow The Telephone Project on Facebook to see the progress and learn more about each person on the line.
The Telephone Project: 52 Weeks… 52 Artists… How will YOUR message be interpreted?
Beginning in September 2012, over the course of one year, one piece of art will be sent through the elementary school “Telephone Game”. Each of the 52 artists will create a new piece (prose, poetry, film, music, dance, visual art) only seen by the next artist who creates a piece inspired by the last, and so it is sent forth. Just like the “telephone game”, the participants don’t know what the final product is until the game is over. No one will see any products (except the piece preceding theirs) until the culmination gallery show in the Fall of 2013 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Anyone, anywhere was invited to participate. The first month includes a 6 year-old, a body painting artist, a drama student, and a dancer… and that’s just the beginning!
If you have any questions or are looking for more information about The Telephone Project you can follow along on Facebook or please contact Anna here.