This Is collective created a large scale outdoor installation as part of the Amnesty International ‘Voice our concern’ event, working with students from 10 secondary schools. We used a generated sound wave image of the phrase VOICE OUR CONCERN, and constructed a sculptural piece with strips of fabric.
Each participant was given a length of ribbon on which they wrote a personal concern regarding global justice issues and/or what kind of world they would like to see developing in relation to those issues. They were then be asked to attach their ribbon to the staked out structure and contribute their message to the sound wave. When each of the 100 participants attached their ribbon it become a collection of voices contained within a large scale visual sound wave, forming an amplification of concerns.
‘Filling the Pail or Lighting the Fire’ was a showcase is event celebrating 10 years of Amnesty International’s Voice Our Concern. It explored the role of arts education in promoting human rights and active participation in a global world, creating space for second level students to engage creatively and explore the arts as a way of expressing their human rights concerns.