MakeAmplify (Jennifer Irons & Zach Walker) was commissioned by Hull 2017 UK City of Culture as part of their opening event, Made In Hull. Curated by Sean McAllister, the landmark event used large-scale projection mapping on buildings, illuminated skylines, soundscapes, shop windows and live performance to explore topics related to the city's history.
MakeAmplify spoke to young people from Hull about their experiences of employment, unemployment and the benefits system. (IN)DIGNITY OF LABOUR features their stories, the movement stylings of Lucy Starkey and Hull native Jon Beney, and original soundtrack composed by Dan Hayes, featuring local Hull music hero, Jody McKenna.
One of the themes explored in the piece was identity and we filmed using UV lighting to remove our faces and bodies. Our process of movement development for In(Dignity) Of Labour involved enhancing the behaviour and visibilty of our clothing for this large scale projection.
Photos this page: Zach Walker, Chris Pepper