Giants Among Us
Sound & Video Installation - Current
Giants Among Us is a sound and video installation that transforms inaccessible surfaces into urban playgrounds, illuminating public spaces with epic images of our smallest citizens and filling the airwaves with small voices telling of big ideas.
Passers-by become audience as they bear witness to gentle giants sharing an invitation to pause, watch and listen. Towering above passers-by, children peer, play and pace, asking audiences the question; do you notice us now?
Created in collaboration with children through a series of exploratory workshops, Giants Among Us is a reflection on Article 13 of the UN Convention on the rights of the Child, which states that “the child shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds”.
Metro Arts, With Love
Feb 1 - Feb 20 2020
109 Edward St
Out of the Box Festival
26 Jun - 10 Jul 2010
13 - 17 Sep 2009
Amanda Karo: Workshop Co-Devisor/Co-Facilitator (2009)
Markwell Presents: Video Consultants (2009)
Fiona MacDonald: Producer (2010)
Georgia Howie and Jacqui Palfi: Project Assistants (2020)
Giants Among Us was created in collaboration with children aged 4-13.
2020 Collaborators: George Brazil, Alexia Connor, Xavier Fitzgerald, Melinda Gagen, Eve Giles,
Mazzy Golding, Noa Haviv, Tamar Haviv, Phoenix Macrokanis, Lyra Nedick, Jessie Neufeld,
Eva Pearn, Ludmilla Rowe, Grace Rowe.
Giants Among Us was originally presented at Brisbane Festival Under the Radar in 2009.
Giants Among Us was presented QPAC's Out of the Box Festival for 3-8 year olds in 2010.
Giants Among Us was re-imagined for the Metro Arts, With Love festival in 2020,
and delivered by Brisbane City Council's Temporary Art Program.