Le Quattro Stagioni



“The experience had a powerful impact on my work, allowing me to shape and enrich my practice for the different environments in which I operate.”
– Emilia Telese


Supported by the Year of the Artist, Magnetic South presents Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons) by Emilia Telese & Tim Dollimore

  • Artists in residence: 8/9/14/15 May 2001 8,50am – 3,15pm
  • Preston Primary School, near Canterbury Preston CP, Mill Lane, Preston, CT3 1HB
  • T: 01227 72 22 35
  • School contact: Penny Day, Head Teacher
  • Final show: Friday 25 May 2 – 3,15pm Preston Community Hall (next to Primary School)

Fashion fills the frame in Canterbury school catwalk.etyota1

What is fashion for? Does appearance really matter? Pupils from Preston Primary school near Canterbury are just about to find out as multimedia artists Emilia Telese & Tim Dollimore bring video, fashion & digital technology to a village Primary School in a new and exciting educational residency.

The pupils, some of whom have special needs, are designing their own Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter collections. Inspired by the history of fashion and international costume styles from five continents, the pupil’s creations will be scanned into a computer, animated & superimposed with ‘chroma-key’ video footage of themselves. Pupils will appear to wear their creations, moving in their own virtual landscapes.

etyota3Two short films, one for each collection, will be edited and presented by the children at their final catwalk bash. The pupils are discovering self-image, learning to respect & explore cultural & visual difference, developing self-confidence. They’re using digital technology and developing basic skills in camera use, video editing and production. Their catwalk show on Friday 25 May 2001 is open to all to see the children’s presentations and video virtual catwalks.

Le Quattro Stagioni takes its name from Vivaldi’s unforgettable Opus 8 Violin Concertos written in the 18th Century, which the children have been listening to for inspiration and which will be part of the video soundtrack.

“Tomorrow’s world comes to Canterbury”
– Kent Arts Now magazine on Le Quattro Stagioni

Magnetic South is a group of 12 professional artists using new media. Reference is a series of 8 digital arts residencies across the south east. Financially supported by the Year of the Artist & South East Arts. Also supported by Connex, Brighton & Hove City Council, Lighthouse, Brighton Media Centre, Hove Library, Lewes All Saints Centre, Preston Primary School in Canterbury, The Swan Inn, South Downs Health NHS Trust, Brighton Fishing Museum, Testcard, Semiconductor and People Like Us.