Taking a line for a walk

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SPACE STANDARDS // Portable sculpture

Test walk in Whitstable, April 2018

 

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SPACE STANDARDS // Art & Architecture Walk in Kent, UK

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I’m invited by Dover Arts Development to lead an art & architecture walk from Dover to Deal on Saturday 9th of June 2018. The walk is part of the CHALKUP21 project, a new 21st-century architectural coastal trail that aspires to raise awareness and appreciation of contemporary art and architecture along the Strait of Dover. Linking together nine selected buildings and structures into a 17-mile coastal trail between Folkestone and Deal, the project is focussed on contemporary architecture and aims to inspire a range of creative responses through videos, photographs, drawings and poetry. For more information about the CHALKUP21 project, please visit https://chalkup21.com.

Following Paul Klee’s dictum that ‘a drawing is simply a line going for walk’, my spatial practice walk will be accompanied by seven linear constructions to explore the relationships between the coastal landscape and its built environment. Supported by friends, colleagues and students from UCA Canterbury School of Architecture, participants will use the portable semaphores as sculptural yardsticks, take measures across the landscape and produce transitory spatial drawings of potential architectures along the way.

 

SPACE STANDARDS

Art & Architecture Walk from Dover to Deal // Saturday 9th of June 2018

Start: 10.30 Dover Priory Railway Station

Finish: 17.00 Deal Pier Café

RSVP: gstark@uca.ac.uk

 

Links

https://chalkup21.com

http://www.dadonline.eu/projects/chalkup21/

https://www.facebook.com/CHALKUP21/

https://twitter.com/CHALKUP21

https://www.instagram.com/chalkup21/

Museums in Context and Partnership

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I’m invited to talk about ‘The Friendly Army’ at the ‘Museums in Context and Partnership’ conference at the National Railway Museum in York. The conference aims to examine the role of heritage institutions in urban regeneration, and how museums, galleries and higher education might work together for teaching and research purposes, and to develop displays, exhibitions and programmes. Bringing together experts from the heritage industry, from government and business partners, and academic practitioners, the conference will serve as a space for discussion of both the benefits and challenges of such initiatives, as well as an ideas exchange on best practice. The conference is part of the ‘Railway Cultures’ project, a collaboration between the University of Sheffield’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the National Railway Museum.

Museums in Context and Partnership Conference

National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ

19 – 20 April 2018

Links

Conference

Railway Cultures

EKR – The Friendly Army

 

RED RANT

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A project by Gabor Stark & Emilio Koutsoftides, 2017

The performative sculpture presents an open platform for free speech. Members of the public are invited to climb onto the augmented lifeguard station and to have their say: to shout at the waves, or to preach at the beach, to declare their position, or to rail and rant at Toronto. With its megaphone and perforated metal skin, the anthropomorphic tribune amplifies the visual and acoustic presence of the speakers. A punching bag, imprinted with the world’s first punch bag poem*, provides an additional opportunity for physical stress relief. The folded metal ribbons clatter against each other in the wind and even when not occupied the structure doesn’t stop to make noise. The accumulated sound of aeolian and human voices spreads out across the winter beach: a gift by and to the community.

Competition entry: WinterStations 2018, Toronto, Canada

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