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Lost Species Day 2021: Voicing Silence – intergenerational workshop

26 November 2021
4:00 pm
5:30 pm

Family/intergenerational workshop to explore feelings surrounding biodiversity loss, and the power of individual and collective action.

Join artist Lou Chapelle for a creative intergenerational workshop and a private view of her collaborative holographic video piece ‘Voicing Silence’ created with University of Leeds, Manchester Museum, and Corridor8.

You’ll be invited to play with poetry, stop motion and collages to give forms to the complex emotions associated with the current environmental crisis and how it is affecting us all, from animals, insects, and plants species, near home and far away.

As well as expressing feelings of grief, sadness or anger, we’ll look at how these emotions can fuel action and we’ll aim to turn them into collective creative power!

This workshop will be suitable for all ages from 7 years upwards (younger siblings also welcome).

About Lou Chapelle

“I am a cross disciplinary artist, weaving socially engaged and participatory approaches with digital and new technologies. I work in collaboration with people and communities – local or global, established or imagined for the time of a project – to create collective rituals and objects that question and re-invent our sense of belonging. By becoming part of my work, people are given tools to connect with one another and experience the everyday from a collective perspective. The exchange between the materials and the people that form the artworks is the key ingredient for the creative alchemy to happen. Individual feelings and stories become interwoven into sound, video, or visual pieces, often coming together in multilayered forms.”



This workshop will be held in person on the ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina. The lower deck is not wheelchair accessible. The upper deck is accessible. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your access needs, please contact .

If possible, we invite you to make a donation when you reserve your space at this event. Money raised through the Lost Species Day 2021 events programme will go to Pacific Climate Warriors and the SustyVibes fund for climate anxiety in Africa.

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