Amaze

Amaze is an audiovisual arts project created by young artists of different abilities aged between 16 and 25, working with Skimstone. Amaze is the journey of heart and mind. The Bamboo Labyrinth at The Alnwick Garden inspired thinking about part of our life journey complete with its twists and turns, dreams and discoveries. Fascinating stimuli also included the water features, the Pump Room underneath the Grand Cascade and the Ornamental Garden, which provided rich source material for sound sampling, video recordings, photography and creative writing.

Young people with different abilities from Raven and Lumo continued the development of their artistic practice through this four month collaboration, exploring themes of facing the unknown, personal chaos, the quest for self discovery, fulfilling aspirations and arriving at a place of acceptance.

Information

Produced
2009
First performance
The Alnwick Garden
Commission / Funders
Big Lottery, Newcastle City Council Neighbourhood Renewal, The Alnwick Garden, Hub4, Thomas Bewick School, Arts Award Access Fund