The Green Thread
Artist: Jess Cook, Meeks Tierney and Jeff McCann
Curator: 107 Projects
Installed: May 2018 as part of the Creative Window Display Project
The Green Thread is a series of playful, dynamic and colourful activations that explore the connectivity of a neighbourhood and the adventure of discovery on the journey home.
Taking inspirations from ‘The Red Thread’ stories found within Greek mythology, Swedish folklore and Chinese Philosophy, the thread is what connects us and helps us find our way home. We have switched to green in celebration of the communities of Green square.
The first activation, Mapping Moments explores the connectivity of Green Square through a vibrant and abstract map that highlights key places of interest in the area. This map forms the backdrop to 5 installations inspired by the neighbourhood.
Each installation will have its own focus inspired by poems created by students from the poetic workshops held at Green Square School and Alexandria Park Community School as part of the Mirvac and Landcom Education Program. These workshops are led by Red Room Poetry.
Jeff McCann is an artist, educator, artistic director and foremost a story-teller, working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums including sculpture, fashion, installation, public art and performance.
Inspired heavily by avant-garde fashion, surface design and music. Jeff takes what is considered rubbish and transforms it into new work that ranges from theatrical fashion, accessories, functional products, art and sculpture.
He is inspired by ceremony, rituals, colour and play; bringing back a childlike sense of wonder to the viewer. Jeff works with musicians, fashion photographers, designers, directors and other artists to create unique, magical and ethereal environments and boutique looks.
Jeff McCann is a 107 resident of Joynton Ave Creative Centre.