Newton's Cottage, London Human Animal Machine Date: 23.11.14 Time: 12noon - 4pm
Join students of the MA Narrative Environments course from Central Saint Martins who will be leading activities that weave a narrative relating to Newton's Cottage and the history of this unique and historically significant lock.
Human Animal Machine The canal systems in London rely on many things – humans, animals, and machines – all of which can be linked together by the usage of rope. During this event, visitors will be able to interact with a series of activities that will allow them to discover the importance and significance of this material to the canals and waterways. Visitors are invited to go on a journey discovering both the elements of work and play that the waterways offer and hear more about the role that this material played in the life of the canals. As part of the event we invite you to join one of our workshops. Over the course of 30 minutes you will be given the opportunity to make rope, write stories and work with reused materials, that will later be combined in one continuous rope installation. All materials will be provided, but you're also encouraged to bring personal items that can be weaved within your rope such as fabric, ribbons or rags.
Newton's Cottage is located at Carpenters Road Lock in the heart of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. You can visit the sculpture 24 hours a day from 1 October – 30 december 2014.