Children and their families playfully posed as mannequins in a temporarily mirrored studio.
How do we present ourselves as individuals and in groups? How does this change when we’re looking at ourselves and others? Artist Harold Offeh invited families to create repetitive poses and positions that were mirrored and distorted in the reflective surfaces around the room. Over the course of the weekend, families explored different modes of display and created GIFs to capture their experiments.
This workshop was programmed in parallel with Atelier E.B: Passer-by.
Offeh was the 2018–19 Serpentine Family Programme Artist in Residence and proposed to work with families to create Familial: Our Live Archive. Over the course of a year, Offeh invited artists to develop a series of workshops that brought together children and adults to explore media, technology, identity, architecture and public space. Working together and using performance, participants contributed to the formation of a live archive.
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