We asked the children at Boutcher Primary School to bring in a lamp each from home and in anticipating of needing to plug in 200 lights, rushed out to the DIY store to buy 100s of extension leads. We photographed each child with their own light and then the plan was to make a giant Christmas tree using all the lamps together. Surprisingly we got very few lamps but lots of LED things – a measure of lighting in the home today! This meant we didn’t need all the extensions and could only create a mini tree as all the children took their lights home at the end of the day. Best laid plans…
We then made a film of the day and projected it on to the side of the building at the StockMKT in Bermondsey Square. On the night despite a number of un-foreseen weather related hiccups (who would have thought our projection surface would turn dark brown with heavy rain!), the images went up and the kids came down to see the outdoor gallery.