The Poetryjoe Show is currently in the middle of it’s nine-performance run for the Whitstable Satellite 2012 , part of the Whitstable Biennale. I was very pleased to be invited by Joseph Coelho to participate in the creation of this show earlier this year. I felt there was a perfect match between Joe’s skills as poet and performer and mine as illustrator, paper engineer and general creative DIYer.
What started as a fairly simple idea soon turned into a quest to find as many different ways as possible of projecting and animating imagry alongside Joe’s words using an overhead projector. The show, aimed at 4 to 7 year olds, remains deliberately low-tech, providing an antidote to fast developing technology. So far, it’s been well received.
Working on the project has been a big learning curve for me, both in terms of using my illustrations in new ways, as well as being part of a collaborative team effort.
Saturday 15th September – 11.15 am, 3.15 pm
Sunday 16th September – 3.15 pm
Horsebridge Arts & Community Centre, 11 Horsebridge Road, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1AF