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The twelve loveliest things I know

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By: Chris Hales
Project type: Installation


(I have not seen this project myself, what you will find here is the description given at Multimedia The leading Edge)

Explanation: Children were interviewed and asked to describe what would be the 12 loveliest things they know, and these were gathered into themes. When reflected upon with the eyes of adulthood, this formed the basis of a personal documentary which attempts to provide emotion and thoughtful reflection.

The twelve lovelist things I know

Interaction: Things that stand out intuitively as colourful or moving or that catch the eye can be touched. Coloured images appear to an old man which represent themes collated from children: achievement, speed, success, caring, play etc. Themes are developed by intuitive clicking. It is possible to experience fairground rides, flying (and crashing) a kite, walking a dog, sledging, bicycle riding and similar events. Choosing symbols of adulthood can bring harsh reality.

Find out more:

Read an explanation of the installation

Read a paper about ‘Global art’ (interactive film) by Chris Hayles

My comments:

I have often read about this project, but I have never been able to see it. If you have seen it, please add a comment!

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