IDST! designed and developed a magical experience: creating a tree dotted with hundreds of lit-up messages of joy.
We aimed to inspire a sense of wonder and draw hundreds of people to take part individually in a very personal (even private) experience that they can come back to again and again. To celebrates our own messages to family, friends and loved one and our place in our wider community.
Over the time it has been up, we’ve had some beautiful messages in lights appearing on the tree: fun messages, to say hello to a loved one, to mark the end of a year, to remember.
How it Works
A special composition for Macclesfield this Christmas! Art collective @idst has created this wonderful project for the Christmas tree in the Market Square, commissioned by @MacclesfieldTC and @LITmacclesfield...— Charles Ormrod #BrokenRecord (@CharlesOrmrod) December 19, 2020
(Listen/download: https://t.co/5GAkIIYndp)#macclesfield pic.twitter.com/s0A4EsgaL5
IDST! are a group of makers, artists, techies and experimenters working together to make community artworks.
Creating artworks, performances, games and events that are playful, purposeful and people powered and celebrate community strength.
Collaborating with others, training and running experiments, workshops, and projects so people can learn and get involved and communities can own their ideas.