Cross Generational Cape Making Project 

We are looking for 100 women across Australia to help us in a large scale arts project.

The Cape Making Project is a cross-generational community engagement activity linking generations of females, connecting them in story and a common goal. Senior female participants will engage in a large scale pen pal project that will see 100 women make 100 capes. We will send physical care packs with all the materials and instructions needed to make the cape. Also included are Question Cards which form the basis of phone interviews that will be conducted by the ensemble and creative team. These stories and sound bites will be edited into short compositions. 

 

 Project Dates:

1. JUNE: Register your interest at https://www.thehousethatdanbuilt.com/cape-making

2. JULY 10th -  Care Packages sent. These will include: Cape making kit, instructions, zoom login details, interview cards with personalised interview time.

3. Phone interviews: Each participant will be called by a member of the cast or creative team and interviewed about experiences of resilience. 

4. Live sewing event. July 18th. A live cape making event will be held via Zoom with the cape designer. This gives the sewing circle a chance to come together virtually as a group, to share stories in real time as well as ask technical questions.

5. Coordination of the cape boxes return. July 20-24th. We will partner with Imagineers Festival and Montessori School on the Sunshine Coast and with a group of students to take receipt of the cape boxes and document the capes with images. The capes will then be stored at Montessori school.

 

Throughout this project, we check-in, connect and support the woman with video conferencing or one to one phone calls. An optional live cape making event will be held via Zoom with the cape designer. This gives the sewing circle a chance to come together virtually as a group, to share stories in real-time as well as to ask technical questions. 

 

Once boxes are returned and interviews have finished, Danielle will weave the cross-generational interviews into a 100 minute composition. 

When the world comes turns again this composition will accompany the capes being hung in an installation exhibition.

 

Please contact laura@thehousethatdanbuilt.com 0466 307 132 for more information.