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Broken Plate - Drawing on the Past, Looking to the Future

Broken Plate - Drawing on the Past, Looking to the Future

Hobbs, James and Kennedy, Stephen (2016) Broken Plate - Drawing on the Past, Looking to the Future. [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract

An artistic collaboration between the University of Greenwich (Department of Creative Professions & Digital Arts) and local arts company Emergency Exit Arts that will trace the stories of the people and the built environment connected to the site of the University’s new Stockwell Street Building.

From 17 – 21 May, 2016 the public will be able to view video projections on the university’s new award-winning building and interact with giant blackboards outside the building where they can express their ideas and views in writing.

On the evenings of 20 and 21 May the University’s doors will be open to Greenwich residents and visitors who are invited to experience a series of digital art installations, performances, storytelling, animations and hands-on arts activities created by artists and students. Local residents, businesses and children from James Wolfe Primary School have also contributed their memories, stories and drawings to the project.

This is an Arts Council England funded project.

Events are free and suitable for all ages.

Background: The new university building in Stockwell Street, Greenwich, sits on a site once occupied by malt houses serving the pubs of Greenwich. Three deep wells were excavated during the construction of the building and numerous artefacts were uncovered, including a broken plate depicting redundant gravediggers sitting idle while a mechanical digger does the work. This scene resonates with the new building, a beacon of technological advance that signifies the passage of time and the passing into memory of former industries and practices. In response to the heritage of the site locally based arts company, Emergency Exit Arts, and the University (Department of Creative Professions and Digital Arts and Department of Literature, Language and Theatre) will create a series of interactive experiences throughout the building that will be open to the public over two evenings on 20 and 21 May.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Uncontrolled Keywords: Community, History, Public Artwork, Arts Council, Interactive Art, Performance, Video Projection, Built Environment, Memory, Place
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Creative Professions & Digital Arts
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Last Modified: 22 May 2017 10:05
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/16996

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