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
As part of the many ideas for art pieces and materials that Nick has been working on, this Sunday was all about colour and aquarium gravel...
As part of the Residency programme, Alex will be running 4 bread baking workshops. She wants to have a fluffy, easy and cheap recipe, with everyday ingredients, to get people inspired with making bread. For this she wanted to develop a white loaf made with plain flour that is light and fluffy. However, past experimentation … Continue reading Baking bread with pastry flour
The sound mirror was part of a chain of similar acoustic devices located on the north east coast extending from the Humber to the Tyne. They were erected to provide early warning of potential attacks on the Acoustic industrial complexes in the north east from ships and Zeppelins during World War I. Based on an … Continue reading Sound mirror
Today Alex got her hands floured and ready to experiment with another recipe from the WWI period, this time from The Great War Cook Book by May Byron. Trying to replicate in some way the Government Regulated flour from the time, for this recipe was used a mix of strong wholemeal wheat with strong white wheat flours, potato flour and … Continue reading Oatmeal bread
Project approved! Just a little sorting out of details to be finalized. We're changing gears to start contacting potential partners and working on funding applications. Exciting times!
Picked up from the post today! Time to crack on with the research on WWI bread and other recipes.