north west for 2012

Handprint 2012

Part of WE PLAY Expo

Festival 2012 London

7 players attended

Avatar for Monkeys In Love57Avatar for Charliegeorge10Avatar for hellfuss60Avatar for Creative Dolphin46Avatar for Ken Brown50Avatar for Sheni73Avatar for alastair_e67

1 player's favourite event

Avatar for Ken Brown50

Have you been to this event?

Sign in or register with us to share your thoughts, photos and earn Challenge points!

WE PLAY logo

Share

Dates

Fri 7 Sep 2012 to Sun 9 Sep 2012 7pm - 11pm

Venue

Avenham & Miller Parks

South Meadow Lane, Preston , PR1 8JT

Price

Free event, no tickets required

More information

Website
Click here

Suitable for

Suitable for all age groups

Category

Art, Digital Media, Outdoor & Carnival, Special Events & Spectaculars

Programme

Cultural Olympiad, London 2012 Festival, WE PLAY

Handprint is both an online artwork and a physical installation created by North West new media artists Alastair Eilbeck and James Bailey. The artwork will be showcased at the free WE PLAY Expo from 7-9 September in Preston. Come along to add your handprint to the installation, or if you've already signed up for the WE PLAY Challenge come and see if you can spot your hand. Our friendly team will be on hand (pun intended!) to help you find and colour in your handprint in this living sculpture as it's projected onto the bridge in beautiful Avenham and Miller Parks.

Handprints are a unique, yet unifying symbol of our independence and interdependence. We play, create and bond with our hands. Handprint weaves participants who sign up to the WE PLAY Challenge into a visceral living and legacy artwork that promotes and captures people’s connections with the Cultural Olympiad in the North West. It visualises the networks and activities of each member of the online WE PLAY Challenge community and promotes collaboration, participation and interaction.

In its online form, Handprint is constantly growing and changing, personalised to every member of the WE PLAY Challenge community. Anyone can sign up to take part in the WE PLAY Challenge.

Handprint is available to see online at www.handprint2012.co.uk.

The online work will feed into to a live installation that will allow both live and digitally linked up participants to directly influence large projected structures of handprints at the WE PLAY Expo.

The WE PLAY Expo is a whole weekend of unmissable free events celebrating our region’s unique contribution to London 2012. Everyone’s invited to join the party in Preston 7 – 9 September 2012.

Your comments

Handprint picture for Handstand49

This was absolutely mesmerizing and beautiful. Best piece of digital art I've seen.

Posted Thu 13 Sep 09:16 by Handstand

Similar events

Global Rainbow 24 16

Thu 8 Mar 2012 to Sun 11 Mar 2012 at Night sky above Preston and across the North West

Abandon Normal Devices Festival 8

Wed 29 Aug 2012 to Sun 2 Sep 2012 Various events over 5 days at Cornerhouse, Manchester

Bandstand Marathon 1

Sun 9 Sep 2012 1pm - 5pm at Avenham & Miller Parks

Also of interest

Conversation

Latest event photos

Torchy funpitchMark and AnitaWhat is the collective noun for torch bearers?chasebig screen football

Latest comments