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Inspiral Collective – Mucking Investigations
26th July 2021
In collaboration with Kinetika and as part Beach of Dreams 500 miles, 500 people, 500 Dreams, 500 Silks, InspiralLondon Collective Walking on Day 29 (Mile 420-435). Starting from Benfleet Station and running out, up the tidal Creek north of Canvey Island, we pass across marsh, landfill and railway track – a low-lying landscape created and shaped by water – now undergoing seemingly irreversible change with the building of London Gateway Port. From the rise at Pitsea and on the crest of Fobbing revisit the land of the Peasant’s Revolt, slow resistence, and an Estuary land, teeming with the bio-diversity of a watery commons.
We will be joined by local artists, community group members, Hydracity and inspiralLondon Associate Artists including Jane Trowell from Platform, Ben Coode-Adams (BlackWater Polytechnic), orniphilosopher JD Swann, and environmental artist Miyuki Kasahara. Stopping at locations along the way, to discuss aspects of this manmade environment overlying the marshy Thames Delta. Something is oozing up from beneath our feet… and out of the landfill.
This Day Walking Event is part of Kinetika’s Beach of Dreams
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