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CHAIN REACTION: Move On project artists Jens Altheimer and Dave Jones work on a community arts project with Haven Primary School students Samantha Scott, Georgia Taberner, Jared Reinheimer and Mason Scott. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

CHAIN REACTION: Move On project artists Jens Altheimer and Dave Jones work on a community arts project with Haven Primary School students Samantha Scott, Georgia Taberner, Jared Reinheimer and Mason Scott. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER


The organiser of a community arts project has invited Wimmera people to participate in workshops ahead of Horsham’s Art is… festival in June.
Jens Altheimer, who devised the Move On project, has encouraged people to become part of a ‘chain reaction’.
She describes Move On as part moving sculpture, part storytelling and part human-activated contraption.
“It is part of the Art is… a Footprint festival and will be a mix of an entertaining, quirky and Horsham-impregnated chain-reaction installation and moments of irreverent performance,” she said.
A team of professional artists and makers, including Mandy Field, Sam Deal and Wimmera artists Dave Jones and Nichola Clarke, will lead the workshops.
“They will be working with diverse community groups to build – independently – elements of a big, eccentric Rube Goldberg machine,” Altheimer said.
“Joining their built structures into one long sequence, the project will culminate into one enormous, mechanical chain-reaction installation.”
Final result
People can see the result in a series of presentations on June 10 and 11.
“The experienced artistic team will support and guide the participants to set free their imagination about what exciting part of the unique thingamabob they could build,” Altheimer said.
“Contraptions will be created from an improbable assortment of objects, collected in the Wimmera, including industrial parts, agriculture machinery and common household items.
“Gravity, collisions and chemistry will be used to create spectacular chain reactions, self-destructing ‘performances’ of physical interactions and precisely crafted chaos.”
Participating communities will include CALD English language group, through the Centre for Participation Nexus; and Haven and Dimboola primary school year five and six students, with support from Natimuk Men’s Shed members.
“We are still looking out for people who are interested in being part of the project and want to build a little part of the chain reaction,” Altheimer said.
“We are also looking for all kinds of objects that could be part of a chain reaction or have some local relevance.”
People can call project manager Sarah Natali on 0468 387 121 for information about becoming involved in or donating items for the project.

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Posted on May 17 2017

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