Teen Event: Unravel
Dec 15, 2016

Teens work on strips of film with Maria Anastassiou from Unravel. Photograph by Filip Wolak

On December 9, over 150 high school students visited the Whitney to participate in Unravel, a Teen Night organized by Youth Insights Leaders. The event was inspired by the exhibition Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016. YI Leaders invited the British artist collective Unravel, to lead an art-making workshop that explored the tactile and experimental qualities of 16mm film. 

Participants work con 16mm film. Photograph by Filip Wolak

Teens used stickers, markers, and pins to scribble, scratch, and make patterns on the film surface. To conclude the activity, Unravel collected all the film strips, edited them together, and projected them, turning all of the teens’ work into a creative, collaborative movie.

Participating teens display their buttons. Photograph by Filip Wolak

Other activity stations included a button-making project.

Youth Insights Leaders. Photograph by Filip Wolak

In the Dreamlands exhibition, YI Leaders led discussions, answered questions, and facilitated scavenger hunts.

By Joyce, YI Leader