Across London there is increasing visibility of the housing crisis with much of the media and charity attention rightly focused on the plight impacting individuals and families. Yet few probably give a great deal of attention to the creativity and innovation that stems from such situations.
This project explores the ingenuity required to survive living on the streets, focusing on how people deal with the most basic of need, that of shelter. We want to celebrate the resourcefulness and inventiveness of people who need to make a London do...
Stage two of the Waste.Agency explores the notions of the word broken. To know if something is broken often requires at least the minimal understanding of how something works.
Broken Ukulele Image, popestatesPhotography
Stage one of the Waste.Agency (Oct-Dec 2014) was to ascertain whether there is an appetite in The City, the UK capital’s financial heart, to engage in a conversation considering the economic system built on consumption and wastefulness. The abstract art on exhibit and performances generated over 1,300 discussions; the...
No more Dust to Dust by Paul Hazelton on display at the Waste.Agency
A tornado of dust sucking up all that stands before it.
Work-in-progress image, 2013
Art, in its most basic state, is dirt. Its production, as a by-product of living, results from the breakdown and fusing of ideas and materials.
“Framing is essential. It separates acts of creation (which are labelled deviant acts) from such phenomena as camouflage, errors, dreaming, pornography and madness, which are unframed deviant acts.” Roy R Behrens Art & Camouflage: Concealment and Deceptio...
Paul Hazelton is an internationally established artist who creates sculptures often intricately constructed using household dust, cobwebs, hair or cut paper, toys or other materials. His work focuses around ontology, myth, decay and creation.
This blog post asks whether plastics in water could potentially damage power plant cooling systems and if there were a risk identified would it lead to an insurance claim? If the answer is yes, then we want to explore how such a claim could be mitigated and whether it is in the insurance industry’s interest to take a lead role in reducing plastic entering the seas and rivers.
Arts Council England and SHM-Foundation have awarded funding towards maintaining the Waste.Agency intervention, which begun in a disused HMV record store in the heart of the City of London on 3rd October 2014.
The Waste.Agency is applying 6-years of research gathered by Platform-7’s through a series of abstract art performance events exploring how people reach opinions on various issues that have broader social consequences. This is the first application of this research. A 3-year plan has been written explaining how...
The autumn installation on London Cannon Street station is Glimmers of Hope on Cannon Street by Maria Alvarez Echenique's, created in memory of those who were injured or killed in London trying to keep the capital's railways moving. An artist talk will take place at 6.45pm on Thursday, 18th December 2014 at the station [tell us you are coming here].
Image Copyright: Eva Bachmann
During both World Wars, London was regularly bombed, initially by Zeppelins during the First World War (1914-18) and then by the Luftwaffe and V-Rockets in the Second W...