Over the course of the 2018-2019 school year, artist-in-residence, Makhia Greene, will work with at least 50 students at Lower Richland High School to create and present new works of media art that examine their community’s past, tell its stories, challenge misconceptions, explore challenges identified by residents and present a vision for the future of Lower Richland County. This student work will be premiered at the 13th Annual Indie Grits Festival, which will be held March 28-31, 2019.
1. Promote the rich history of the Lower Richland community by telling the stories of its residents, both young and old, through short documentary films, photography, and other works of art.
2. Pass down community memories through engagement with the land and the people that cultivate it.
3. Strengthen the community by promoting dialogue and exchange among residents, especially the intergenerational dialogue between high school students and older residents.
4. Provide new opportunities for residents of this largely rural community to engage with the arts.
South This Way serves as an experimental visual record of lower Richland StoryLab. Fusing both the student and instructor perspective of the art process, this film follows the students of LRSL as they explore the past, present, and potential of their community.