Kids Vs Art: A podcast series
Presented by Arts House & Melbourne Fringe
Thu 15 Sep – Sun 2 Oct
521 Queensberry St,
‘Does she actually have no knees?’ Arlo, aged nine, after leaving a contemporary dance performance.
Things gets real when a panel of 6 to 12 year olds take on the contemporary art world i a podcast series released as part of the 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival. Led by public art provocateurs Field Theory, the kids will host artist interviews, review Fringe shows and generally tell it like it is.
Expect fresh perspectives, honest encounters and those moments of insight that only the young can offer. Along the way, these budding critics will learn skills in radio, digital content making, interviewing and reviewing through workshops at Arts House. Mentored by leading industry experts, they will visit artists’ studios, talk shop with curators and directors, attend Melbourne Fringe events, and conduct vox pops in foyers throughout the Festival. Audiences can listen to the resulting podcasts at Arts House for the duration of the Festival, or download them via the Arts House and Melbourne Fringe websites.
Kids vs Art cunningly disrupts our assumptions and pushes the boundaries between artist and audience,
Jackson Castiglione & Jason Maling
Image by – Jason Maling