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Small Voices Louder (in development)

WHAT DOES THE WORLD NEED TO HEAR?

We believe that sometimes, children are exactly what the world needs to hear.

Joyful. Innocent. Playful. Insightful. Critical. Brutally Honest.
They reflect us, don’t they?
And, seed a sense of responsibility for the future.

Small Voices Louder is a two part work.
The first part is an interactive installation that asks children social, political and philosophical questions.

The second takes these recorded answers and delivers them to adult ears through radio and public space.

Video of Part 1 during development :

Sound works as part of Perth Festival Premiere :

Lead Artist: Alex Desebrock
Designer (Part 1): Ben Landau
Sound Design: Thom Browning & Sharyn Brand.
Dramturgy: Dan Koop
Developing artists:  Ed Gould & Conor Fox & Robert Jordan &  Ryan Granger.
Mentor: Sara Topsøe-Jensen

Premiered at Perth International Arts Festival 2017
Produced by Performing Lines WA

Supported by The Arts Centre ,  Arena Theatre 130 Residency, Jump Mentoring, Carte Blanche,  Contact Inc, Hot House Theatre, City of Yarra, MATCH funding

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The Future Postal Service

PART GAME.
PART INTERVENTION.
ONE BIG GAME OF POST.

drop into a hive of postal activity involving big questions, blue hats and random acts of kindness.

The Future Postal Service is a high energy and big thinking mail delivery game, capturing the thoughts of children and delivering them to adult’s eyes.

Like many of Maybe (  ) Together’s works, The Future Postal Service takes children’s voices into public space. Through a simple game of post, children transform an adult-dominated space into their play space.

To read more about the concepts behind the project, click here.

Premiered at Federation Square (Melbourne) in 2014.
Presented at Perth International Arts Festival (2015), Arts Centre Melbourne (2015) & Darebin Community Kite Festival.

Check where we are performing next here.

CREATORS: Alex Desebrock, Troels Lindenbjerg, Iben Lindenbjerg & Dan Goronszy.
ASSISTANT DESIGN: Ben Landau  Fed Square Logo - Black BG
STAGE MANAGER: Sharyn Brand
PRODUCER: Jen Leys

Supported by City of Melbourne through the Arts Grants Program.

Check out our hashtag #futurepostalservice :

What Does The World Need To Hear?

A sculpture. A megaphone. A soapbox. A chalkboard.
1 month.
1 question:
What Does The World Need to Hear?

This interactive public sculpture provides passers by with the opportunity to speak out and provide the content. The chalk board grows with rants, aphorisms, quotes, political statements and humorous jokes.

The simple question and accessible nature of the work encourage a diverse range of interactions and a reflection of the community in which it is installed.

This work premiered in Brunswick, Melbourne in September 2013.

During the month documentation and musings were placed on this website.

Concept & facilitation: Alex Desebrock
Chalkboard design: Kathy Holowko & Alex Desebrock

This project was supported through the City of Moreland.

aMoment Caravan

A public sculpture. An interactive artwork.
aMoment.
With headphones on, this stunning immersive work takes people one at a time
on a personal journey of future gazing and big questions.

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“I cried. It was bittersweet and I came out feeling fragile, like my mere idea of myself is as
fragile as my tissue paper future self that now lives on in that caravan. So magical.
Fuck I love Art.’ – audience member

FOR: urban space & city streets, arts festivals, music festivals
and week-long residencies in suburbs and regional towns.
WEBSITE: www.amoment.com.au 

Concept, dramaturgy and caravan interior by aMoment.
Caravan design & build by Kathy Holowko.
Music by Amiina.
Photographs by Sarah Walker.

Presented: City of Melbourne, Harvest Festival, White Night Melbourne, Sustainable Living Festival, Sydney Festival, Wodonga. Sydney Road Festival & various community festivals.

The World’s Smallest Boat Race

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This Captain rules her tiny ocean.
On the look out for dreamboats and smooth sailor-ladies, she’ll find the wind for your sails…

An interactive experience for two strangers at a time involving paper boats, water, a mini storm and sturdy lungs.

FOR: special events & openings. Perfect for parties.
AVAILABLE: Now & at short notice.

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Up Coming Presentations

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//Regional WA tour 2017 to Beverley, Merredin, Hopetoun, Harvey & Mandurah

 

 

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//no presentations confirmed

 

 

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//two upcoming WA performances in 2017….

 

 

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// no presentations confirmed

 

 

A Little Piece

Enter a very special little show…littlepiece (7)

Harry is a grumpy toy hedgehog that’s flung out of the bedroom and into the world of lost socks, missing teaspoons and strayed keys….

As a metaphor for change in our own lives, whether it’s a redundancy, a relationship breakdown or an eviction notice – these objects, like us, have found strength and happiness in the new.

A Little Piece is for 6 people at a time in a 2x2m little house. As puppeteers manipulate from the outside – audience open cupboard doors to reveal tactile worlds and the next part of the story.

Suitable for children aged 3 and up and their families.

littlepiece (32)Premiered at Melbourne Fringe 2009. Presented at ArtPlay and The Arts Centre in 2010.

Currently available for touring.

Writer/Director: Alex Desebrock
Design: Ben Landau
Assistant Design: Emily Adinolfi & Braden Keir
Sound: Kirri Buchler
Lighting: Christine Scott-Youn
Animation: Braden Keir
Harry puppet: Britt Veitich
Performers (varied moments): Samantha Hill, Rennie Watson, Jacob Williams, Conor Fox & Justine Warner.

 

 

Dear Hope Street

Spreading hope across the globe one postcard at time…

Using Google Street View children look up a Hope Street somewhere in the world and write a postcard to the residents.

Part drawing, part writing and part imagining life in other places, the postcard becomes a modern-day message in a bottle – with each card being photographed and placed online before being posted.

Over 700 postcards have been sent so far, and hundreds of responses have been received from all across the world.

This live artwork sits in the blurry gap between what is private and public information, and what is connection and community. In this workshop we create a platform for children’s voices to be heard and encourage discussion about the cyber world and social interaction.

Read more about this project and see the amazing postcards and responses received so far at: http://dearhopestreet.com/

FOR: Children aged 7 and up. Suitable for children’s festivals and one-off workshops.
CAPACITY: dependent on ipad/computer/iphone access & volunteers. Suits drop-in workshop.

Concept, facilitation & design: Alex Desebrock
Assistants Facilitator : Phia Larsen

This work has been presented at Awesome Festival, Sydney Festival & Come Out Festival.

Maybe Workshops Together

Alex is able to customise workshops to a variety of scenarios. Below are a selection of workshops that can be scaled up or down as appropriate to children aged 5 to 12, families or adults only.

WDTWNTH workshopWhat Does the World Need To Hear?

A live art performance & random act of kindness. Children are facilitated to ponder this question & consider their role & power as a child and human. They create small postcards to leave in venues/galleries/public space & we do a live art performance with megaphones.

presented at Heide Museum, Disrupt Festival, TheatreWorks and various festivals.

 

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Trash Murals

Using found rubbish & glue guns, this great drop in workshop can be adapted to maps, free play and/or other themes.

presented at School of Life (Melbourne) & Northcote’s High St Festival

 

 

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Slip your hands under the curtain and let someone tell you a story through only touch.
This sensory experience invites children and adults to both tell stories through a different language.

Presented at ArtPlay

 

 

We specialise in workshops that are big thinking, empowering and a bit different.  Email alex@maybetogether.com.au to work out what might be best for you.

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