Open 10:00 – 18:00 Weds-Sat 4th – 21st May 2016
87 Fore St, Exeter EX46RT FIND US HERE
Explore connections between date, trade, place and values by joining one of our lively, and entertaining digital hacktivist workshops, drop-in activities and film screenings running in our shop-gallery and at partner venues in Exeter city centre throughout May.
List of Activities
|Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story – film screening and discussion
20:00 4th May Studio 74, Exeter Phoenix
We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the bin? Presented in Partnership with Exeter Phoenix. Join us after for a post-screening conversation about about the film and the themes it raises in relation to local waste food initiatives with food researcher and practitioner Dr Rebecca Sandover, chef & and researcher in food geographies Suzanne Hocknell, and Kevin Cotter, education officer, storyteller and mobile shopkeeper with Love Local Food. This Exeter based social enterprise seeks to connect local people to local food through its mobile shop and education and community projects. It works in partnership with West Town Farm, Ide and the farm based charity OrganicARTS. The discussants worked together most recently to organise the Food Matters symposium in September 2015. Tickets £6 BOOK HERE
|Re-making the Internet – drop-in sessions
11:00-14:00 Fri 6th May University of Exeter Forum
10:00-14:00 Fri 13th May Sid’s Cafe, St Sidwell’s Centre
11:00-14:00 Sat 14th May Exeter Phoenix
Louise Ashcroft invites the people of Exeter to help her re-make the internet from scratch using low-value, analogue craft materials to create a messy pile of collective brain-clutter. Drop-in events open to all. Children must be supervised. Produced in partnership with Exeter Phoenix. Find out more about Louise HERE.
|Central Exeter Data Walkshop
10:00-13:00 Sat 7th May MoCC shop-gallery
Join data activist Dr Alison Powell for a data detection walk followed by group conversation on data surveillance, trade and place in Exeter. Meet at the MoCC shop-gallery at 9.30am for coffee and a short introduction to the project. We will leave at 10am for a 60 minute walk around the area followed by snacks and discussion. FREE but limited places. BOOK HERE.
10.00-18.00 Saturday 7th, 14th & 21st May MoCC shop-gallery
Want to find out more about the commodity you want to add to the Museum? Our online experts will answer any question you ask about its ingredients, provenance, value, anything! Drop by our shop-gallery, sit at one of our computer terminals, and ask away. FREE
|Devon Rescue Dolls Hacktivist Workshop
13:00-17:00 Sat 7th May MoCC shop-gallery
Learn the art of doll make-unders and become a fashion doll hacktivist in this workshop with Devon Rescue Dolls. Open to anyone aged 9+ but children must be supervised. Dolls will be supplied. FREE – limited places. BOOK HERE.
Discrete Infinity – gallery exhibition
10th May-9th July Gallery 333, Exeter Phoenix
Promising the world to passers by, Louise Ashcroft attempts to squeeze the whole universe into a 125x74x36cm window space. Lacking in talent as a magician and limited by the laws of physics, her assemblage revels in anti-climatic absurdity. Presented in partnership with Exeter Phoenix.
|The Forgotten Space – film screening and discussion
19:30 Weds 11th May Studio 74, Exeter Phoenix The sea is forgotten until disaster strikes. But perhaps the biggest seagoing disaster is the global supply chain, which – maybe in a more fundamental way than financial speculation – leads the world economy to the abyss. Presented in Partnership with Exeter Phoenix join us after for a post-screening discussion with LEGO Lost at Sea, Ross Curwen, South West Rep for environmental charity Surfers Against Sewage, and Alex Geldenhuys from pioneering sail-shipped cargo business New Dawn Traders. Tickets £6 BOOK HERE
|art-articles by Konstantin Bayer- exhibition
14:00-18:00 Weds-Sat from Thurs 12th-21st May TOPOS Space
An exhibition that invites you to follow the artist’s plans to build your own installation out of things bought off Amazon. Hosted by TOPOS Space with University of Exeter Geography Department. There will also be a TOPOS conversation event in conjunction with art-articles and MoCC at 18:00 Friday 13th May. FREE entry. Visit www.toposexeter.uk for more info and location details.
|LEGO Re-creations and gif-making drop-in
11:00-16:00 Sat 14th May & 21st May MoCC shop-gallery
Turn your trade and exchange experiences into LEGO GIF animations and add your re-creations to our online gallery. This is a drop-in event open to all – not just for children! But if you bring them they must be supervised.
|Where Heaven Meets Hell – film screening and discussion
19:00 Weds 18th May TOPOS Space
An intimate portrait chronicling sulphur miners working at Kawah Ijen, an active volcano in Indonesia as they haul loads of up to 200lbs of pure sulphur per day. Presented in partnership with Exeter Phoenix. Join us afterwards for a post-screening discussion followed by discussion with anthropologist Andrea Butcher, Jeff Harrison Operations Manager of Drakelands tungsten mine near Plymouth, Ben Williamson Programme Director at Cambourne School of Mines, & Daniel Pranajaya, visiting student from Indonesia at INTO University of Exeter.
Tickets £6 BOOK HERE.
|Data Buffet: All you can input
14:000-17:30 Fri 20th May & 10:00-16:00 Sat 21st May FabLab Devon at Exeter Library
Hungry for information or suffering data indigestion? Join London based collective Autonomous Tech Fetish as they explore how we consume data and how it consumes us. They’ll present a series of artworks – ‘data dishes’ and ‘cutlery contraptions’ – produced from local data. It will be refreshing, different and fun! This is a drop-in event presented in partnership with FabLab Devon and Exeter Library. Autonomous Tech Fetish will be displaying their DIY digital ‘contraptions’ at FabLab Devon in Exeter Library from 4th May.
|Data Cookery Class with Autonomous Tech Fetish
10:00-13:00 Sat 21st May FabLab Devon at Exeter Library
Come and learn the methods behind Autonomous Tech Fetish’s Data Buffet installation in their data cookery workshop. Make your own data dish using recycled rubbish or even your own body. From digital sensors to scissors and sticky tape, join us for art making appropriate for all ages.Autonomous Tech Fetish are a collective of artists, technical tinkerers, educators and activists that together address how digital data and new media affect our everyday experiences. They use collaboration, co-education and artmaking to create new approaches to data and its role in society. Presented in partnership with FabLab Devon and Exeter Library. BOOK HERE