White Night & Q Theatre




Lea Schlatter and the Eco-Warriors
As part of the Whau Festival last year I had the privilege of
working with Avondale Primary School’s eco-warriors (Rm18) to
produce a work about their neighbourhood. We engaged with our
physical surroundings to understand Avondale. With commotion often
happening above ground, the purpose of this project was to draw
attention to what lies below the surface. The eco-warriors began
by collecting materials in sites around Avondale by walking and
exploring together. To make sense of our findings the children
constructed a giant map referencing home. A sculpture was made
with materials, information, and stories gathered which was then
translated into a billboard installation for the Whau Festival as
a window into their sense of place.
Lea Schlatter is an Auckland based photographer, she completed her
studies at Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design and since
graduating has expanded her practice by working with communities.
“I am interested in the idea of ‘psychological migration’ and
continue to learn about places by interacting with the people I
meet.” As mediator she records this experience, individual
histories, perceptions and motives. Schlatter is influenced by
cross genre approaches to image-making where a pursuit for
knowledge often pushes her to explore boundaries.

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