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.
Saturday 19th October, 3-4pm
Audio observations made in Thamesmead by Brian Guest, General Secretary of S.P.A.R, Society for the Preservation of Admirable Rubble featuring field recordings at favourite rubble sites. Made prior to a special walking AGM (Annual General Meeting) on 20 October that will take in areas of Thamesmead where rubble is prevalent.
Society for the Preservation of Admirable Rubble (S.P.A.R) is dedicated to the preservation of rubble in all its varied forms. S.P.A.R campaigns to keep rubble created if businesses and homes are demolished within any development that replaces it, as a conscience of its passing.
Calum F. Kerr is an artist whose work involves performance, sculpture and sound. His artwork relates to place through inhabiting characters such as J. D. Swann (ornithological investigator), Brian Guest (founder of the Society for the Preservation of Admirable Rubble), a White Sperm Whale and Maurice the Dodo.
Natasha Bird, S.P.A.R with Brian Guest
Bazalgette Way, London SE2 9AN, UK