Set & Production Designer | Based in Melbourne, Australia.
FLOCK - ARENA THEATRE COMPANY
FLOCK was a schools residency program developed and run by Arena Theatre Company alongside St Anthony of Paduas Catholic Primary School in Melton, Victoria AUSTRALIA.
I was one of the artists in residence for the development and I had fallen in love with the school basketball court. We also had purchased a drone to play with on our visits, so naturally I was keen to get out in the sun and see what we could capture.
Working with the students we developed some choreographic “games” to play out on the court. This led to us orchestrating a full school parade out on the oval for the final development day, but thinking back, these simple experiments are actually my favourite.
Here are some stills from the raw footage of those days in the sun.
Shoutout to cameraman Phil McInnes and Ali Macalister-Bills for helping me facilitate.
On another day I worked with the students to create flying machines with a simple template, these are a few of my favourites from the workshop. On the final project day we supersized the kids work into large installation pieces to be displayed around the school.