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'Perfect Day' - Elizabeth Jaeger

7 Jun 2009

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from 7pm

KEN

London, United Kingdom

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  • uses 30, 26, 388, 277 from Mile End tube, or 8 from Bethnal Green tube
  • omerton stop - on Silverlink Metro

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The following is a letter posted to many local weathermen and meteorologists in preparation for the upcoming event Perfect Day, the first performance at Ken and in the UK by Elizabeth Jaeger ' co-founder of Do It Together Projects. Perfect Day will be a performance in two parts. The first part will consist of a 'picnic' that will take place in Victoria Park, London, on 6th June, from about 2pm (please refer to map point 'A'), with the second part of the performance taking place at Ken, on 7th June, from 7pm (please refer to map point 'B').

Dear Weatherman,

I hope this finds you well.

First and foremost, I would like to say thank you. Your advisories' predictions of the upcoming weather have been impeccable as of late ' I really do appreciate knowing when to bring my umbrella.

I am writing you, Mr. Weatherman, because I have a small favor to ask. I am planning to have a picnic in Victoria Park on Saturday, 6th June, 2009, and it is simply imperative that we have good sunny weather in London. You see, we will have delicious food, a spin party, a chalk party, and music, and it would be devastating if it happened to rain ' as the food might get soggy, the spinning might have to be at a very slow pace, the chalk might not stick, and the rain might ruin the instruments. I am inviting picnic goers from near and far, and I would not want them to arrive to find only mud.

I ask you then, Mr. Weatherman, if you could plan on having sunshine all day on 6th June, that we may fully enjoy our delicious picnic. I would also like to ask that there be good weather for performance going on Sunday, 7th June 2009. A performance will take place at the gallery space of Ken, and it would be such a shame if the viewers were not able to come in their Sunday best (floral dresses, dress trousers, khaki shorts, collard shirts, sunglasses, and smiles). If you think this request might need to be forwarded on to other weathermen who deal with locations upwind of London ' could you please, if you wouldn't mind, make some suggestions of whom?

I hope that this request is not too much to ask of you, as I imagine you are very busy finishing off with the spring.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Jaeger
&
Do it Together Projects


c/o
Zayne Armstrong
KEN
35 Kenton Road
London E9 7AB

Elizabeth Jaeger (b. US 1988) is the co-founder of Do It Together Projects, and co-organizes the annual exhibition I Love You Here Is What I Made, Ashland, Oregon. Jaeger studies Philosophy at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon, and Fine Art at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, and has exhibited recently at Gallery Neuf, Nancy, France, Together Gallery, Portland, Oregon, and in Chicago at Koscielak Gallery, Gallery X, and Betty Rymer Gallery.

Please feel free to keep updated with the following weather forecasting websites:

http://uk.weather.com/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/uk_forecast_weather.html
http://www.xcweather.co.uk/
http://www.accuweather.com/ukie/index.asp
http://www.thefuckingweather.com/?zipcode=E9+7AB


For more information please contact Zayne Armstrong, at zayne@kenwebsite.org.

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