With virtually everyone locked down, hiding from Covid or the awful weather, it’s hard to get out and do things. If you missed it, ArtHouse Jersey has created a virtual reality audio tour around their Skipton Forget Me Knots exhibition so that you can enjoy the work up-close from the comfort of their own homes this Christmas
Skipton Forget Me Knots was a large-scale, immersive art installation, which took place in November 2020 at the Jersey Maritime Museum and welcomed over 2,200 physical visitors during its run. Aware that due to the pandemic some people were unable to visit, ArtHouse Jersey wanted everyone to be able to experience the installation, so have created this virtual reality tour with the accompanying soundtrack so folk can enjoy it from the comfort and safety of their sofa.
The exhibition was a result of a large scale community project that employed creativity to help 3,400 young people process and navigate their emotional journey through COVID19. It saw artists, designers and lighting & sound technicians working together to bring an awe-inspiring immersive experience to life, with thousands of flowers artistically displayed in the impressive ‘Tapestry Room’. The thousands of Jersey schoolchildren who contributed to the artwork, each took part in specially facilitated workshops, creating paper flowers while being guided by expert facilitators to explore their experiences and emotions that may have arisen since the outbreak of the pandemic. The final artwork portrayed sentiments of an often unheard demographic of our Island’s community – our children – in an artistic and moving way. The exhibition was set to a mesmerising soundscape, a one-off commission by composer and music producer Thomas Gandey. The 27-minute cyclic ambient immersive musical piece is based around Gandey’s live piano recording, which builds and magically ascends throughout the cycle. Check it out below or click these blue words