51 Lilford Road, London, SE5 9HY

Learning the Washing Machine: Technical Workshop

exhibition Thursday 6-9pm, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 12-6pm

Image by Compiler. From workshop at Against the Slow Cancellation of the Future conference, Goldsmiths University, June 2017

The idea is for visitors, whatever their past experience with washing machines, to use what they know to think about ways to work differently with the parts of washing machine and to learn something new in the process about the washing machine as a technical object and as a cultural agent.Samantha’s project is part of MilesKM’s 2017-18 project, PACTO, whose focus is on the group negotiation of autonomy.

The workshop takes place at the Remakery, a co-operative workshop space that diverts waste materials away from landfill and supports the community in Brixton in increasing their skills, confidence and employment opportunities.

Visitors can approach the workshop in a number of ways – they can help with a project already started, start a new project, play with the accompanying washing-machine based resources which will accompany the main workshop, or have a conversation with the artist about the project. Instructions and parts for suggested projects will be available.


Samantha Penn