We've just come back from our second reccie of Spurn and preparation of the upcoming residency. Five and a half months to go! Getting heads together and making sure we are all in the same page with our hosts, that the work being proposed fits the location's Nature reserve status and respect the wildlife. Exploring … Continue reading Spurn point reccie 2 – a cold winter trip
... and getting sidetracked by a beautiful sunset, dreaming of looking at the sky in Spurn Point.
Alex has been delving into the world of WWI Bread, trying to get as many details and information about how they were made and what went into them, as she cans. On top of the extraction rates increase throughout the period: 1916 at 76% 1917 at 81% 1918 at 92% It would seem that the incorporation … Continue reading Potato bread experiments
Chalk is not only a common stone in the UK's coats, it was also used to prevent and slow down the erosion of the shores at Spurn Point. Nick received delivery of a couple of pieces of Chalk last week. He will soon be experimenting with it as part of his materials research.
Invented in France in 1860, barbed wire was further developed in the United States, where it was used to restrict cattle and secure territory. Barbed wire’s singular purpose - to keep in and to keep out - was first put to use on the Great Plains of the American West in the late 19th century to … Continue reading Barbed wire
Our book collection seems to be growing of late... busy times ahead with, hopefully, no nightmares, as we immerse ourselves in the cruel reality of the WWI.
Day out today to go and see the WWI exhibition at the IWM in London. Beautifully curated and educational exhibition, highlights the trenches, the interactive displays and the wealth of information. Highly recommended to stop by for a few hours. Heads bubbling with ideas now.
Fixing and bolting different materials together to make something that resembles a powerbox with rotating antennae feet. Also a lighthouse bulb that swivels in its holder.
Nick's received 10kgs of clay yesterday. The planning is moving from ideas to drawings to shapes. It's an amazing process to be witness to, as he starts playing with the materials and concepts and communicating these into 3D.
Alex has been going through the Imperial War Museum Archive looking for material for the exhibition on food and bread. As the WWI unrolled, people on the home front where being ever more strongly made aware that the war effort was a matter for everyone, regardless of station, and food rationing was fundamental for the … Continue reading Everybody’s business