This video art work was developed by young people working with video artist Eva Grace Bor. It is the result of taking part in a Peckham Platform programme that invited Meera and A.G. to run workshop sessions with our Youth Platform group to learn about sound and digital art.
This exhibition has now finished.
October - December 2020
This is part of our Youth Platform programme run by a group of young people working together with artists to co-design social arts projects
This video artwork was developed by young people working with video artist Eva-Grace Bor. It is the result of a Peckham Platform programme with the same name (Digital Tapestry) that invited artist Meera Shakti Osborne and producer A.G. to run workshop sessions with our Youth Platform group.
Taking place in 2020 during the social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, participants explored self-care, activism, healing and individual expression through weekly group sessions on Zoom, learning about sound and digital art. Over the course of three months participants produced audio, short films, photographs, poetry and paintings.
During the programme the group met new people, developed their work collaboratively and strengthened their individual portfolios for job and university applications. All participants received free supplies, art materials and data bundles to support them in the online sessions.
Eva-Grace Bor (Eva Bor) is a writer and filmmaker based in London. She has been published by Media Diversified and gal-dem and her short documentary Zero Zero screened at festivals in the UK and USA, including London Short Film Festival, Aesthetica, Hot Springs and Blackstar.
Farrah Gray, Youth Platform Co-ordinator, interviewed Osborne and A.G. about Digital Tapestry, a collaborative video artwork created by Youth Platform members in a 10 week programme of zoom workshops run by Osborne and A.G.
The project takes its title from a conversation that Bennett had with an older friend. Speaking out of tone, the artist was met with the reply “Yuh Figet Yuhself!”. The statement was made in jest but served as a reminder that she had literally and figuratively forgotten herself.
In 2012, Peckham Platform commissioned Danish artist Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen to make new work in north Peckham, an area in London with no train or tube and only one bus route, the 343. Larsen’s film 343 Perspectives is a set of video portraits of the people who use this bus.