Many young people and adults with special needs feel they find themselves overlooked at the margins of today’s society.
Yasmeen Al Awadi, an artist whose work covers marginalised groups who are often ‘socially invisible’, worked with the pupils to document a project that explored these themes. Using drama, improvisation and the help of costume designer Tara Mooney, pupils created their own means of camouflage. With the support of local artist Ben Thompson, they were photographed using the latest Gigapan technology to produce interactive images in three settings (school, Bath city centre and a local woodland) with the ‘invisible’ pupils hidden in the images. Pupils’ views and wellbeing were explored throughout the project and logged in a video documentary created using pupil’s own interviews and footage. All the material produced will form part of a future exhibition piece.