Hidden Voices: Homeless DonkeyKong is an animated video produced by Benjamin Meadows at Salford University to be installed in the Wigan town center. Inspired by Nintendo's Donkey Kong, this community arts project was developed in collaboration with several homeless groups within Wigan.
As Meadows explains,
"Over the last few months stories have been developed through a series of sessions, with artists working with the groups to develop a series of fictional character portraits. The next stage involves turning these character pieces into 'moving photographs’, a series of motion pieces that reflect the individual characters and their unique environments. One of these portraits is based around the platform game ‘Donkey Kong’, the film/moving photograph will feature characters tackling the trials and tribulations of homelessness. The focus is to highlight the ease in which people can become in danger of being homeless, balancing humour, sensitivity and design to create a compelling yet unforced piece."
LINK: Benjamin Meadows
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