Inspired by R. Buckminster Fuller's urgent predictions about our âSpaceship 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 âfailures' 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 Takabatake
The Iyengar method, developed by BKS Iyengar, is a form of Hatha yoga, focusing on precision, alignment and safety in each posture. Kaz Takabatake has been practicing Iyengar yoga since 1997 and qualified as an Iyengar yoga teacher in 2005. He has also studied directly with the Iyengar family in India.
Some information about attending the class:
Please bring your own mat. Yoga should be practised on an empty stomach, so leave 3~4 hours after a main meal or 2 hours after a light snack. It is also advisable not to drink just before or during a class. Please wear clothes that do not restrict your movement such as shorts or leggings and a t-shirt.
If you are pregnant or are suffering from any of the conditions listed below, the class at Beaconsfield will not be suitable for you. Heart disease or any heart problem/Epilepsy including Petit Mal/Cancer or benign tumours/Meniere's disease AIDS/MS (multiple sclerosis)/ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)/If you have had an operation in the last 6 months
Sunday 27 June 12-4.30 pm
Redesign Your Clothes with Inkeri Medley
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
See website for other ways to engage with SpaceShip Earth, 2010...
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