SEFT-1, Art Moves at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

SEFT-1, Abandoned Railways Exploration Probe took part in Art Moves, an event showcasing mobile art from across Europe at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park during Open House London weekend.

Los Ferronautas' dazzling research probe was one of twenty-five ingenious art vehicles, that travel on land and sea being brought together by Art Moves curators Adriana Marques, Head of Arts and Culture, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Fiona Boundy, Curator and Project Director for ELMO.

In addition to showing the SEFT-1 vehicle, the film of Los Ferronautas brothers will be screened and Andrés Domene gave a talk as part of the Art Moves event programme.

The weekend event was part of the arts and culture strategy for the Park following the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  Art Moves featured work by Adam Chodzco, Nicole Mollett, Mark Dion, Public Works, Aberrant Architecture, Lone Twin, Tim Meacham, Avant Gardening and Lisa Cheung, Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale, ELMO, Walker and Bromwich, Richard Brown, Bureau of Silly Ideas, Francis Thorburn, Up Projects, Albion Kids Show and Jane Watt.

 

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Wild eating amongst the rubble and chip wrappers

Wild eating amongst the rubble and chip wrappers with YoHa, the last of three workshops presented as Fruits of the Thames, part of Wrecked on the Intertidal Zone, a series of investigations into the Thames Estuary with YoHa.

YoHa will guide you through the potential hazards of eating wild herbs, plants and fruits of the former landfill site of Two Tree Island. We will meet you at the Leigh-on-Sea station and go for walk and collect edible plants along the way. After the walk we will move to Fisherman’s Chapel in Leigh where we will make some lunch out of what we harvest in the morning and taste them.

Protective clothing and equipment
To take part in this workshop you will need comfort clothing and rainwear and walking shoes. Bring a small sharp knife or secateurs and a plastic container for harvesting edibles.

Free workshop, light refreshments will be provided.  Please bring a packed lunch or plan to buy your lunch in Old Leigh, where we will be at lunchtime and you can enjoy the local Fruits of the Thames, Maldon Oysters for just 75p each.

Partner

Joint workshop with Digital Housing Hub project in association with South Essex Homes

Links

Mud walking June 2014 http://vimeo.com/101228535

Interview at the workshop "Eating and Smoking the Flowers of the Thames" on Leigh maritime festival July 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5DJPqsImvs

YoHa website about this project http://yoha.co.uk/wrecked

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Digital Mapping, Introduction to Citizen Science

The second of three workshops presented as Fruits of the Thames, part of Wrecked on the Intertidal Zone, a series of investigations into the Thames Estuary with YoHa.

Digital Mapping, Introduction to Citizen Science with Andy Freeman

With GPS enabled camera phones and free online tools its now easier than ever to make useful, fun and beautiful maps that can show anything from your holiday snaps to the distribution of edible plants in polluted soil.

Andy Freeman will introduce a range of techniques for making and sharing maps using simple digital methods. The workshop includes a walking tour of Two Tree Island where participants will learn how to collect geo-tagged images and data using either their mobile phone or equipment supplied on the day. Data we hope to collect and map on the day includes:

  • aerial photography using a drone and/or kite (weather dependent)
  • geo-tagged photos
  • air quality
  • sampling water for pollutants
  • ambient sounds
  • ambient electromagnetism
  • background radiation
  • the blueness of the sky (using a cyanometer)

Participants will get a chance to add their data, images and observations to online open maps produced on the day or produce their own map. The workshop runs from 10am-4pm and includes light refreshments. Participants are welcome to bring their own laptops, tablets and cameras to build their own maps as wi-fi will be available, but this is not a requirement of participation.

Protective clothing and equipment

To take part in this workshop you will need comfort clothing, walking shoes and rainwear. You can also bring smartphones, laptops, tablets and cameras as wi-fi will be available for the indoor parts, but this is not a requirement for participation in the workshop.

Free workshop, light refreshments will be provided.  Please bring a packed lunch or plan to buy your lunch in Old Leigh, where we will be at lunchtime and you can enjoy the local Fruits of the Thames, Maldon Oysters for just 75p each.

Supported by

Dave Black from BlackWing Services http://blackwingservices.com/

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