Superdream was a public art intervention designed to connect the communities of two cities through creative engagement in two comparable urban parks; Windmill Hill Park in Gateshead, UK and Jeppe Park in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The project promoted creative practice and interaction in public spaces that are otherwise limited by negative perception and safe access, introducing artistic practice as a tool for engagement with the communities that use these parks in each city.
For their part in the Jeppe Park phase of Superdream, Lucy Carolan and Richard Glynn worked with a Johannesburg craftsman to produce ‘Park (MKI)’, an analogue version of the digital stop-frame animation ‘Park’ prototype that Lucy Carolan previously developed and presented in Windmill Hill Park, 2nd May 2014 (see here).
Jeppe Park Superdream took place on 19th July 2014.
For a complete overview of Superdream, visit the project website.
For a lovely review of the Jeppe Park Superdream event by local resident Maria Paola, follow this link.