An experimental workshop was realized at the Corfu Archaeological Museum, on May 2019. The workshop was designed within the frames of interdisciplinary learning and participatory art, based on Maker culture and STEAM education, willing to highlight the importance of arts and technology in learning. The participants, children and adolescents 11 to 15 years old, were initially guided to an important archaic find at the Archaeological museum of Corfu, a pediment depicting ancient Greek goddess Artemis-Gorgo, and got acquainted with the myth surrounding it. In two groups the participants made
1. electronic circuits which produced sounds via photo resistor and conductive paint and
2. conductive drawings inspired by the archaic pediment imagery.
The two groups combined their work to create interactive installations were circuits and sensors were used to “read” the tonal variations and line elements of the pencil drawings. Documentation indicates the childrens’ immersion into the experience.
Gelina Palla is a visual and sound artist, musician and art educator. She studied painting/visual arts at the School of Fine Arts- Thessaloniki and audiovisual arts at Ionian University, Corfu, Greece. She combines visual elements and sound for the formation of space and narratives, creating art installations and performances, solo or in collaborations. She is a founding member of the audiovisual ensemble miniMaximum improVision and she has composed soundscapes and original music for performances and theater plays. Selected appearances: documenta 14 (Exercises on Freedom), Benaki Museum, Athens Ancient Roman Agora, Goethe Institut Athen, Athens Festival.
She has created soundscapes and original music for the theater and performances. She also works as set designer. She has curated visual art shows and co-written art-education programs (PIOP and Onassis Stegi)
Since 2003 she is a visual arts educator at greek public education-since 2016 at the 1st Model Experimental Highschool in Athens.