LONDON 2012 NEVER TOOK PLACE: Re-imagining the Olympic zone (Stratford, London, 16-17 November 2007)

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LONDON 2012 NEVER TOOK PLACE: Re-imagining the Olympic zone is a two-day event to mark the launch of WE SELL BOXES, WE BUY GOLD.
This ongoing project explores the 2012 Olympic site and the Lower Lea Valley as a context for interdisciplinary research and artistic intervention. The event takes place at various venues near the Olympic site in Stratford and includes performances by Mark Wayman, a symposium moderated by Iain Sinclair and Nick Couldry and a sound installation by Richard Crow.
The title London 2012 never took place: Re-imagining the Olympic zone is intended as a provocation – a kind of thought experiment. If we could imagine for a moment that the Olympics were not happening, what could the place be like? What is its potential beyond established blueprints? What would result if we re-imagined the site’s future unfolding from the ground up rather then the top down? We aim to keep the question open, bringing the possibility of creative intervention to bear on the ethical and political questions raised by the re-development of the Olympic zone.
Contributions by Katy Andrews, Tim Butler, Julian Cheyne, Bruce Jerram, Simon Niziol, Mike Rustin, Martin Slavin, Julie Sumner and others.
Programme
Friday 16 November 2007

>AN EAST LONDON BORDER – A performance by Mark Wayman

2:00, 3:00 & 4:00pm, The Olympic Park Viewing Gallery

22nd floor, Holden Point, Waddington Road, Stratford, London E15 1QN
Saturday 17 November

>SYMPOSIUM – Moderated by Iain Sinclair and Nick Couldry

3:00-6:00pm, LT300 Lecture Theatre

University of East London, University House, Romford Road, London E15 4LZ
>WE SELL BOXES WE BUY GOLD AUDIO ARCHIVE – 1. BROKEN TRAJECTORIES… – A sound installation by Richard Crow

4:00-9:00pm, The Sports Hall

Sarah Bonnell School, Deanery Road, Stratford, London E15 4LP
All events are free but registration is required as space is limited.

To register please email boxesforgold@yahoo.co.uk or phone 020 7281 8141
Further info: http://boxesforgold.blogspot.com/
WE SELL BOXES, WE BUY GOLD is a collaborative project between curators Lucia Farinati and Louise Garrett,

artists Richard Crow and Alberto Duman and urban researcher/poet Jude Rosen.

Kindly supported by Arts Council England

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