This project aims to engage with the community by bringing children's imagination to life through the exploration of character, narrative, sound, and colour. A series of workshops culminate in an interactive INSTALLATION that invites the public to step inside these stories and discover the hidden worlds within.
Sounding Stories is an interactive installation that invites visitors to touch the images to create a unique and magical soundscape. In this collaboration with children from local communities from Burma, the walls show an imaginary world as seen through the eyes of the children. Sounding Stories invites visitors of all ages to touch, explore, experiment and play with sound. By using their text, words and paintings we’ve collaboratively created a giant playable world.
Sounding Stories is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and by the Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne) funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.
Created in collaboration with children from Maroondah’s Burmese communities.
Sounding Stories by Playable Streets (Glen Walton & Edwina Atkins), Paintings by Edwina Atkins, Composer Cayn Borthwick, Tech Wizardry by Matt Blair, Pikkle Henning & Andrew Noble.
Below are some images from the installation of Sounding Stories at ArtSpace REALM by Andy Drewitt & Playable Streets.
Below are some images from workshops which were used to develop the Sounding Stories installation.