A Projection Mapping Project that took place on 17 & 18 November 2022.
More Light More Power consisted of a series of workshops led by Shoreditch Town Hall’s production team, where local young people from Haggerston School learned about video mapping and live feed projection. To create their work, the young people took inspiration from Hackney, the places that are important to them, as well the names of the rooms in the Town Hall's basement space The Ditch.
The workshops culminated in a two-day public-facing projection showcase, which included animating and illuminating our close neighbours Shoreditch Church (Thurs 17 Nov) as well as our own landmark Grade II listed building (Fri 18 Nov) , and presenting an installation of projection pieces in The Ditch, made up of more of the young people’s work.
The project was funded by Hackney Council's Shoreditch and Hoxton Art Fund. Launched in 2019 and now in its third round, the fund has amounted to a total of £300,000 taken from levies placed on new developments in and around Shoreditch and Hoxton called Section 106. These contributions were specifically raised to support arts and culture and community-led initiatives. Projects are commissioned on the basis of providing access to the arts for people in Shoreditch and Hoxton, areas which have seen rapid growth in development and economic investment over the last 15 years.