AboutInspired 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 Takabatak
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
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
Full workshop detail available at:
SPACESHIP EARTH DONATIONS
Donate from 18 June 11 July 2010
SpaceShip Earth needs your unwanted bric a brac, household appliances and gardening items! Donate by post or in person to Beaconsfield.
For a full list of items needed see website:
Tokens will be given in exchange for items and can be used at the free-cycling party taking place at the freecycling party closing event on July 18, 2010. Leftover items will be responsibly donated.
GET ON THE PROPERTY MARKET
Shared Ownership of SpaceShip Earth Eco-Structure Available Now! Great value at £1 per share. Only cash and cheques (made out to Beaconsfield) accepted.
SPACESHIP EARTH SUBMISSIONS
Deadline 13 July 2010
Works to enter the Swap Shop (not exceeding 1x1m) are invited that promote or relate to a utopian vision.
You are invited to place unwanted items in front of your home and photograph them.
For full details on how to submit your works see website:
or email firstname.lastname@example.org