During the Olympic and Paralympic Games competing countries sign up to a Truce. We want to know what the idea of a Truce means to you today - shaking hands, putting down arms, ending a disagreement or simply making that phone call you've been putting off.
Check out the work here and submit your own Truce-related videos and photos; you can do it here, or on our site!
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This collaborative animation between artist Janette Parris and Charlie Zahra at BSix College in Hackney explores the notion of truce by looking at negotiation tactics through the eyes of London’s birds.
Janette Parris is a contemporary artist who uses everyday people as the basis for much of her work. She works across different media including: drawing, animation, and performance (musical and theatre). She creates strongly narrative work, often in the form of comic strips to capture the humorous essence of life, while reflecting a dry and self-effacing look at the world. Her work has been exhibited across the UK, and in 2003, she was commissioned to produce a series of works for the ‘Art on the Underground’ programme by London Underground. In 2010, Parris’s animated video Talent was shown at Tate Britain’s Rude Britannia exhibition. She is currently developing her first opera.
For Truce Arts, Parris is working with students from BSix Sixth Form College in Hackney to create digital animations inspired by the theme of Truce. The story lines created by the students come to life through the use of Adobe Flash software, to conjure up imaginative and oftentimes humorous renderings of the theme of Truce.