Dafna Talmor: SpaceShip Earth: Redesign Your Clothes Workshop with Inkeri Medley27. Jun - 27. Jun 10 / ended Beaconsfield
Free admission but booking essential
12 - 4.30 pm
Inspired by R. Buckminster Fuller’s urgent predictions about our ‘Spaceship Earth’ and a chance encounter with a man obsessed by a government plan to relocate to the moon, SpaceShip Earth takes flight. The project references a hybrid of utopian models and aspirations and looks at the contradictions, limitations and inevitable ‘failures’ that accompany utopian dreams.
Over four weeks, Dafna Talmor will utilise Beaconsfield as centre for recycling, production and community workshops – a training ground for a better world elsewhere – and a specially designed eco-structure will be built in the Gallery Yard in collaboration with Mark Pavey. The documentation of these activities will form the basis of Talmor’s TestBed film commission.
Ways in which you can engage with SpaceShip Earth 2010...
WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS
In the spirit of the project, all workshops are free of charge but in exchange participants are encouraged to provide the workshop facilitator/s with an offering. Offerings can be material or in the form of an alternative service.
Wednesday 23 June 6.30-7.45 pm
Iyengar Yoga with Kaz Takabatak
Sunday 27 June 12-4.30 pm
Redesign Your Clothes with Inkeri Medley
In this workshop we will be re-working the clothes you can’t bring yourself to throw away but never wear. You will be shown techniques used by designer Inkeri Medley, including the use of elastic, drawstrings and pleating to transform your piece. There will also be the opportunity to make accessories such as corsages, belts and purses. You can either re-create an Inkeri design or work your own unique piece. Jumpers and men’s shirts are particularly versatile clothes to work with but feel free to bring what you feel needs your most urgent attention.
Innovative recycled clothes designer Inkeri Medley began her collection while studying at Goldsmiths College and went on to create her own label “inkeri” based at leading designer maker studios Cockpit Arts. Her focus is on the form of the garment, manipulating form to create a new silhouette with minimal deconstruction of the original garment. She specialises in pieces that can be worn in numerous ways. Her designs include cardigans that can be worn in up to six different ways, dresses that can be worn as shirts and many pieces that can be worn upside down. http://www.inkeri.co.uk/index.html
Thursday 1 July 6-8 pm
Creative Writing Workshop with Sarah Butler
Saturday 3 July 2-4 pm
Immigration Law for Sale? Information and advice from Barry O’Leary and Tim Barnden
Sunday 4 July 2-4 pm
Raw Chocolate Demo with Laura Coxeter
Tuesday 6 - Thursday 8 July 11-5 pm
Eco-Build: Rammed Earth with Mark Pavey and friends
Friday 9 - Sunday 11 July 11-5 pm
Eco-Build: Living Roof with Mark Pavey and friends
Full workshop detail available at:
Places are limited so please book by e-mailing your full name and mobile number to TestBedBeaconsfield@googlemail.com including the workshop title in the subject heading.
PLEASE NOTE ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BE FILMED
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