Find out how CREA stayed true to their creative identity and fabricated an artistic experience for all, from the safety and comfort of our homes.
Everyone agrees, the last 18 months have been awful. For CREA, the pandemic threatened to take away the very fabric of its being. However, true to its creative nature, the centre has been able to build a rather remarkable solution in the form of a virtual CREA. It’s project ‘made in CREA’ offers a virtual open house where we’re all invited to explore the halls and studios of the historic space to explore the creations of the past year and a half. This takes many forms, from videos of urban dance routines, to a beautiful online choir and orchestral performance.
The website even makes use of an ingenious photo collage created by artist Marc Fasse, titled ‘CREA up close’. Here, users are able to take an ariel view of the building and zoom in on the different components that make up the space, from the café and studios, to the theatre and music hall.
According to director, Dennis van Galen, this project is part of a broader initiative that hopes to continue the possibility of online and hybrid experiences. With the current uncertainty of new measures and rising infections, a virtual CREA will be critical to the artistic and cultural development of student life.