23 September 2008

The Children's Choice Awards

The inaugural Children's Choice Awards is a decisive intervention that delves into Melbourne Festival: a group of Melbourne kids from the suburb of Footscray are chauffeured from event to event, they check out the art and offer brash, incisive and audacious opinions. And then they hand out a few awards! Watch for the young jury as they crawl all over the Festival, their tender knees protected from the evils of the world by the thinnest of red carpet. Then check out the Award Ceremony and hear their pronouncements.

This blog will document the jury's exploits as they run from event to event to event to event. The fun starts on October 6, so please check back then.

Mammalian Diving Reflex is a Toronto-based research-art atelier dedicated to investigating the social sphere, always on the lookout for contradictions to whip into aesthetically scintillating experiences, producing one-off events, theatre-based performance, theoretical texts and community happenings.

Working with adults and children alike, Mammalian Diving Reflex creates critically-engaged participatory events including Slow Dance with Teacher, Old People Shooting Guns and the international hit Haircuts by Children.