#LOOK UP dares to imagine safely uniting a community of elders. Together they “play” during the pandemic. Umbrellas designed to symbolize resiliency provide the necessary social distancing in venues throughout their campus. Residents dance with freedom while music keeps the mood light and lively. Cameras and drones capture various perspectives from the intimately shared smiling eyes to the birds-eye-view of dynamic movement blooming across the gardens.
#LOOK UP requires courage from all who contribute. Each venue is mapped for dynamic visuals as well as safety. A reflection question is posed to residents and staff, “What do you tell yourself when you face adversity?” The responses, a banner of brightly colored post-it notes, provide a meaningful foundation for exchanging stories of strength and bravery between all 650 participants.
#LOOK UP, at the core is human connection –– the social interaction, the building of community. In a world where we are often together, yet separate and far apart, ET Projects aims to create immersive art that brings us together. Uniting us in friendship, uniting us with nature, and uniting us as a community.
#LOOK UP layers stories of resilience, and ultimately the belief that one can Look Up to a more optimistic tomorrow.
The edited event footage creates stirring moving imagery reminding us of what we can create together as ONE community. These chapters reveal different tones for the variety of public facing spaces in our shared public spaces.
Many thanks to our LOOK UP partners, whose dedication and generosity took LOOK UP from dream to reality.
Community Partner: Residents and Staff of Mt. San Antonio Gardens
ET Projects Team:
Kenneth Foerch, saxophone
F-D-S Manufacturing Co.
Logotek, Phil Page