Tagged: Aid & Abet

The Emely Cafe and Reading on wheels

Last week I finished working in Cambridge after building a pod structure on wheels. I had a great time getting on with some constructing and also chatting to artist Rosalie Schweiker, who is running the ‘Emely Cafe’ at Aid & Abet at the moment.

The ‘Reading Space’ that I made was especially for Kobo Abe’s book ‘The Box Man’. The idea is that the reader can get into this space, wheel it around until they find just the right spot and settle down to read. There is a cup holder for coffee too of course and a plush red seat. A hole in the floor allows the user to out one foot through and scoot themselves about flintstones-style.

Rosalie kindly filmed some short snippets of me road-testing the reading pod. Here I use it to steal cake.

Reading Space on The Emely’s vimeo channel

Artist Corinna Spencer has also taken some great photos of the exhibition – see them on Flikr here

Small Scale Survival

Aid & Abet launch their new, exciting space opposite Cambridge Station this week with Small Scale Survival. The other artists have been working in the space for a week or two and I am due to visit on Wednesday with some maquettes and zines to add to the opening show. I will make another visit during April to make work on site, working with found materials in the space and responding to the other work.

The space will be open to the public from 12 noon on 9th April.