Albert Potrony, 2021
Artist Albert Potrony and Jill Comfort, Consultant Clinical Social Worker and Play Therapist, explore approaches to collaborative work.
Artist Albert Potrony and play therapist Gill Comfort invited four groups of siblings to take part in an immersive, hands-on club exploring ways to 'build a new world'. The group spent each day thinking, talking and building what they needed to launch into space to find a new planet. Together, the young people used large cardboard boxes to create vessels and colourful acetates, papers, paint, paper and string to transform the space and create objects for the new planet.
The week-long creative project supported young people in exploring their imaginations, playing with new materials and art techniques. It resulted in a short film documenting their final landing on the new world, which they were able to keep as a souvenir.
Albert Potrony is an artist with a participatory practice examining ideas of identity, community and language. Albert is interested in generating social spaces through his projects, and participation from diverse groups and individuals is a key element of his work. His most recent exhibition is Equal Play, BALTIC, 2021. Albert has worked on participatory projects for galleries and museums including Tate, Serpentine Galleries, Whitechapel Gallery, South London Gallery, Gasworks, Camden Arts Centre, V&A’s Museum of Childhood and The Foundling Museum, Louisiana Museum, Serralves Foundation and Fundacion PROA.