During her residency, graduate artist Immaculate has focussed on an idea conceived whilst at University: curiosity in children. Formally producing colourful murals, wire sculpture and charcoal drawings to illustrate her concept, Immaculate has taken a more sensationalist approach by creating an installation of a playground made from potentially dangerous materials including sharp metal, broken glass, bottle tops and used braids. By doing so the artist seeks to bring awareness to the constrictions of the environment in which many Ugandan children live and play today.
The installation comprises of a trampoline made from bottle tops with swings and a slide made from used braids dotted with broken glass to re-enact a children’s playground. As an initial phase of the project the artist wanted to see the objects amongst the backdrop of a quarry illustrating a harsh, desolate and dangerous environment. Writer and photographer Moses Serubiri was able to capture the site and installation on film.
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