Kaleidoworks is an artist duo made up of Lydia CS and Betsy Dadd, whose shared practice is concerned with the participation of others. Our work traverses the mediums of expanded film, animation, drawing and sound. We explore these mediums in the context of schools, galleries and in public realm settings to encourage creation, play and change. Having collaborated with Assemble architecture collective to make a film which explored international adventure playgrounds and children’s democratic spaces, the findings from this have fed back into our engagement approach and ideas around risk and child-led learning.
Kaleidoworks completed Playing Field (2017) - a residency working between Reading Room and Skrinkle Park working alongside the community of Manorbier to occupy and document the local playground as a form art activism. Together they presented STOP / PLAY / PAUSE at the Play Symposium, Foundling Museum (2017) with a collection of children's film and sound fragments. Voice of Children was installed at the Aresenale, Venice Architecture Biennial and The Baltic Centre of Contemporary Art, Newcastle (2016).
Other recent projects include Pelican Play and After Dark with South London Gallery (2016/17), Studio of Collaboration and Get the Message, Camden Arts Centre (2016/17); as well as having devised participation projects with V&A, ReachOut RCA, Counterpoints Arts, MK Gallery, National Institute of Design, India and Aida Refugee Camp, Palestine.