Haringey Schools sound
and art installation
Ply Gallery is proud to present our collaboration with Haringey School pupils in Year 2 & 4 from Highgate Primary School, Weston Park Primary School, Muswell Hill Primary School and Coleridge Primary School.
This sound and art installation has been created in response to Rabindrath Tagore's poem 'Paperboats'. Pupils have each made their own origami paperboat and decorated it with their dreams, hopes and aspirations, resulting in a collective voice of our future generations concerns and goals. The installation encompasses hundreds of little paperboats and their creators dreams, hung at random, floating through the space while visitors listen to the poem read aloud by a pupil of these schools.
This installation also raises awareness and champions the Fair Funding For All Schools action that parents nationwide have been lobbying for. http://www.fairfundingforallschools.org
by Rabindranath Tagore
Day by day I float my paper boats one by one down the running stream.
In bid black letters I write my name on them and the name of the village where I live.
I hope that someone in some strange land will find them and know who I am.
I load my little boats with shiuli flower from our garden, and hope that these blooms of the dawn will be carried safely to land in the night.
I launch my paper boats and look up into the sky and see the little clouds setting thee white bulging sails.
I know not what playmate of mine in the sky sends them down the air to race with my boats!
When night comes I bury my face in my arms and dream that my paper boats float on and on under the midnight stars.
The fairies of sleep are sailing in them, and the lading ins
their baskets full of dreams.