For part of the festival concept I’m keen to involve video or still projection. This could be combined with contribution from the public. These images above from Aya Atoui & Manal Elias project across Dubai set against various buildings across the city are particularly inspiring. They are creative in their use of dilapidated or otherwise unmemorable locations. This is something that could work well in some form in Manchester.
“Atoui and Elias‘ inspiration came from the fact they lived in a place with no sense of identity – geography and personality-wise. The idea of the projections was about capturing temporary moments, where the faceless buildings and street corners are activated and given the chance to re-invent themselves.” (yellowtrace.com.au)
Re-inventing areas and buildings is something I’m keen to include within the festival concept.