Hesitant desire shall flourish in a soil not too strong
Event Thursday 6-9pm Friday to Sunday 12-6pm
Wellcome Library, London, created from material preserved by the BFI National Archive
Hesitant desire shall flourish in a soil not too strong is a new audio work that addresses the changing intellectual and political landscape of public health, produced by The Ballad of Peckham Rye, and shown at DKUK Salon. This new work will be accompanied by a series of archival films shot at the Pioneer Centre in the 1930's, courtesy of the Wellcome Trust.
This new body of work looks at the history and social significance of the Peckham Experiment, a holistic model of healthcare, which aimed to cultivate community wellbeing from 1926-50. It uses the radical Peckham Pioneer Centre, as a lens through which to examine ideas of health, welfare and wellness, exploring interactions between collective understandings of common good and individual wellbeing.
Hesitant desire shall flourish in a soil not too strong will also be available to download free of charge from The Ballad of Peckham Rye's website (available from Thursday 29 September).
Robert Dingle, Alexander Page