Tagged: cake

Rosendale to Peckham

I left Rosendale over a week ago after a wonderful six weeks and Women’s Studio Workshop have written a great blog post about the work I made during my residency there. Here it is. 

WSW work during filming

Next Friday I will be unveiling a new cake work at 38b in Peckham along with architectural-themed cocktails. There will be a discussion on Saturday afternoon, which will be broadcast live on Radio Anti. Details are as follows:

Emily Speed Model Village?
Opening party Friday 19 June 6-9pm 
Exhibition continues: Saturday 20 June 12-4pm & Sunday 21 June 12-6pm

Emily Speed’s interests lie in the connections between people and buildings, and the physical relationship of the body to architecture. For her exhibition at 38b, Emily considers the significance of bombastic large-scale city planning on a personal scale in the domestic. Constructing a unique architectural model entirely from cake, Emily invites visitors to indulge in shaping the model city to question the role of planners and inhabitants, of those that decide and those that occupy.

Model Village? Planners and inhabitants
Saturday 20 June 4.30pm

Join us for an afternoon of town planning over cake led by Emily Speed and Eva Rowson, to discuss the roles architects, planners, and inhabitants play in shaping our buildings and village-town-city-scapes.
Spaces are limited. Please email info@38bprojects.com to bag your place.

Architectural Cake

I left Linz last week, after a great six weeks in the studio at the Salzamt. For the final exhibition ‘Expand, Explore, Expose’ I made a cake. This cake (a battenberg) was also a copy of the wooden model made for Hitler by Albert Speer, of the new Führermuseum (a place for the art collection mainly plundered by the Nazis). The original photograph shown here is of the new plan for Linz, part of Hitler’s new masterplan-cities for Germany.
I was interested in how the architectural model can be a very powerful object, in that they contain a lot of potential and the transformation of scale allows people to imagine themselves into this other reality very easily.

Happily the audience were eager to destroy this model of a narrowly-escaped plan and it disappeared within an hour.