Saturday 19th October, 1-2pm
A walk in Thamesmead with local artist Natasha Bird, exploring links between the plant life and city infrastructures. A short audio walk along a section of the Ridgeway – the last section of the Southern Outfall Sewer – as it passes through Thamesmead. Consisting of observations and field recordings, the walk explores the crossover and seepage between city infrastructures of sewage and transport, and the plant life that exists alongside it.
Natasha Bird (1985) is an artist living and working in London. Her current work is concerned with ideas of flow and stagnation and their potential for production, both in historical and present day real-world technologies, as well as sci-fi and fantastical narratives. Previous shows include The Polder as a Cyborg at Cultureland, Amsterdam, Testbed Alice at the Old Waterworks, Southend, and Rose Tower at the Kennington Residency, London.
Thamesmead Texas is a nomadic artist run initiative based in Thamesmead, South-East London. Originally operating from a living room in one of 40 disused flats rented by artists from Peabody via the Bow Arts Trust, we set up to bring together the new community of Bow Arts Trust artists, who moved to Thamesmead in 2018. Anchored by an art bar, we are led by the necessity to be social and organise public exhibitions and events. Open every Saturday, 12-6pm. Or by appointment (email@example.com).
Bazalgette Way, London SE2 9AN, UK