River of Time
The project allowed us to work in partnership with Loggerheads Country Park. Enabling us to create a fascinating link between a major piece of archaeological research in our area, Denbighshire County Council Countryside Service and artist Sean Harris, project funded by Cadwyn Clwyd.
The success of working in partnership resulted in producing a large scale animation event at Loggerheads Country Park inspired by The Clwydian Range’s deep past through an inclusive workshop process undertaken over a month at Ruthin Craft Centre with schools and community groups.
The event itself took place on the 27 and 28 June 2014 and attracted over 200 people. The event included:-
• Atmospheric animated images depicting our ‘lost’ megafauna and wilderness, projected onto a series of gauze screens suspended over the River Alyn.
• A ‘river’ of 1,000 flickering tea lights surrounding the projection and delineating the Alyn itself as ‘the River of Time’.
• A circular trail of interactive animated creatures housed in bird-box like ‘flip-book boxes’.
The project increased the participant’s knowledge and understanding of Contemporary Art and in a wider context underlining themes relating to the region’s environment and prehistoric story for future years. It gave the schools the opportunity to involve their pupils in an immersive project that links archaeology, anthropology and art. A creative cross curriculum project which is a valuable resource as the animation artwork created for the project can be re-useable in schools, thereby creating a rewarding project legacy resource for ongoing use.