Potential of Play
Eastside Projects presents ‘Potential of Play’, an exhibition by ESP Members Tracy Hickinbottom and Alex Edwards in Flatfile, a plan-chest sited permanently within the gallery. ‘Potential of Play’ takes an essay by Mary Jane Drummond as a starting point. In the piece the educationalist records her observations in a Steiner Kindergarten noting the apparent freedom the children are given to transform their classroom environment using ordinary objects and their ability to create their own playful scenarios without relying on predetermined game structures.
Through new collaborative work Hickinbottom and Edwards use Flatfile as a space in which to display their exploration of a shared interest in creative play and the types of environment necessary for it to take place in.