Superdream connects two urban park spaces; Windmills Hills park (Gateshead, UK) and Jeppe Park (Johannesburg, South Africa) through a series of artists’ responses. Working with UK and South African based artists, Superdream explores urban living, ideas and uses of public space, and the role local communities can play in stabilising and redefining public cultural life.
The Windmill Hills Superdream project is a series of artist commissions and an artist-led performative public event first shown for Gateshead International Festival of Theatre (GIFT) 2014 in Windmill Hills Park, Gateshead.
In the week running up to the launch of GIFT 2014, artists collaborated to make creative interventions in the park, interrogating ideas around the role art can play in public space. Artists used video projections, dance, audio and photography to spectacularly transform the park for one evening only.
Work produced for the Windmill Hills Park event will be reshaped to be exhibited as part of a major public event in Jeppe Park in Johannesburg on 19th July 2014, and will be shown alongside work produced by South African artists.
The Superdream project is commissioned by the British Council for their Connect ZA programme. The Windmill Hills Superdream event is a collaboration between The Trinity Session (Johannesburg), Swallows Foundation (Newcastle) and ISIS Arts (Newcastle). Superdream is produced by Swallows Foundation UK and ISIS Arts in the UK and The Trinity Session in Johannesburg.