Arnold Circus Sharing Picnic 100 Draw Me

Draw Me/Tedna Ve at Arnold Circus Sharing Picnic Artfair 100

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home live art The Sharing Picnic 100: Alternative Vehicle Parade & Cycle Ride
Some additional festivities and activities at Arnold Circus – none of these are neccessarily optical but suffice to say “sensational” in that they exist for the stimulation of which ever senses the author/audience/auter/voyeur cares to apply, eyes and ears are probably the hot favourites, fingers and other bodily bits are best used when stationary.
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The Sharing Picnic 100
The Arnold Circus Sharing Picnic 100, 18th July, 1pm-5pm Arnold Circus, E2,
The Sharing Picnic 100, produced by home live art in collaboration with The Friends of Arnold Circus, invites you to join in and celebrate the renovation and centenary of The Arnold Circus bandstand with: a grand community picnic, artists’ fair, music on the bandstand and 100 lap cycle ride & alternative vehicle parade.

The Sharing Picnic 100 Alternative Vehicle Parade, created by artists Francis Thorburn and Richard Elliott features a new vehicle, ‘Intransit’ created from a customised Ford Transit van powered by a spectacular hand-crafted wheel, which will be pushed round Arnold Circus by sixteen performers. Inspired by Henry Ford’s evangelical idealism and Werner Herzog’s ‘Fitzcarraldo’ the new vehicle comes close to Herzog’s characterisation of his struggle to drag a 320 steamer ship over a hill during the film as a ‘Conquistadour of the useless’. The parade will lead into the 100 Lap Cycle Challenge, where you are invited to register during the afternoon and ride your own bike, tricycle or rickshaw around Arnold Circus 100 times. The cycle challenge is organised by Tower Hamlets Wheelers,

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The Ministry of Alternative Transport

Artist Francis Thorburn, Ministry of Alternative Transport, specialises in outlandish, absurd, processional performances. Creating huge sculptural wheels and structures which are paraded through the streets, provoking delight, surprise and humour.
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Artist Richard Elliott’s alternative vehicles

Artist Richard Elliott, creates fascinating, ‘pimped up’ vehicles with elaborate sound systems, lights and upholstery. A red leather upholstered go-cart and a copy of the Lunar Vehicle create by NASA for driving on the moon (featured above), play with an elaborate set of rules, created from an internal logic suggested by the vehicles cultural history.

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Our Partners

The Sharing Picnic is produced with the support of: The A Foundation, The Albion, Arnold & Henderson, The Arts Council of England, Awards for Al, Bishopsgate Foundation, Calvert22, Canary Wharf Group, Cowling & Wilcox, Foodcycle, Friends of Arnold Circus, Garfield Weston, The Heritage Lottery Fund, Joule, The Live Art Develoment Agency, London Borough of Tower Hamlets Arts & Events, Spitalfields Music, St Katherine & Shadwell Trust.

The event is also part of Create 10 & The Big Lunch

Photo: 100 lap cycle ride by Richard Kearns

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The 100 Lap Cycle Challenge

Can you cycle 100 times round Arnold Circus? Join the cycle challenge with your own bike and get a beautiful commemorative badge. Register from 1pm, cycle ride at 4pm.

Photo: 100 laps cycle ride by Richard Kearns

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While in East London…see Dominoes the film

Why not combine the Arnold Circus Sharing Picnic 100 with a trip to see a film of the  Dominoes project, last year’s Create Festival commission by Station House Opera.

Screening at Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High Street at 11.30am on 18th July.
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How to get there

Arnold Circus, Boundary Estate, Tower Hamlets, E2 7JP.

Nearest tubes: Liverpool Street & Old Street,

Buses: 26, 35, 47, 48, 67, 78
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Et nos non inventimus ita “we did not invent this” – Ibn al-Haytham of Basra, scientist 965 – 1039.
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Several decades after Ibn al-Haytham’s death, the Chinese Song Dynasty scientist Shen Kuo (1031 – 1095) is known to have experimented with camera obscura and was the first documented to apply geometric and quantative attributes to it in his book of 1088 AD  the DREAM POOL ESSAY’S making references to an image of a pagoda projected onto a wall of a darkened chambre, he quotes from the MISCELLANEOUS MORSELS FROM YOUYANG by Duan Chengshi and posits the idea that the Pagoda image is invertred as being entirely due to the close proximity to the sea. Imaginative. In Britain in the 13th century Roger Bacon is recorded as being able to see the eclipse of the Sun with the aid of a Camera Obscura, describing the device as a safe method of viewing solar eclipses. Most people including me – had no notion of this “secret knowledge” being traded upon by civilizations and regions that are not famed or given due for such discoveries, Leonardo Da Vinci on the other hand is probably the most likely name to be commonly connected with Camera Obscuras as well as an experimental nod to artwork generally. Leonardo Da Vinci (1452 – 1519 AD) describes the Camera Obscura in his CODEX ATLANTICUS. A title I knobbled for a poster at Redruth College of Art without having the faintest idea about the meaning thereof.

OCULUS ARTIFIALIS TELEDIOPTRICUS SIVE TELESCOPIUM by Johaa Zahn in 1685 contains diagrams and discriptions of both camera obscura and projectors using artificial light as the title implies several times over.

Fabien Nico at the Arnold Circus Sharing Picnic 100 Artists Fair

Fabien Nico at the Arnold Circus Sharing Picnic 100 Artists FairNico drew a portrait of Fabien at the Arnold Circus Sharing Picnic 100 Artists Fair

A Very special portrait by Nasrat ; thankyou for participating with such a beautiful portrait

A Very special portrait by Nasrat ; thankyou for participating with such a beautiful portrait

Martina's drawing of Oliver deserves a caption "Whats he doing in there?"

Martina's drawing of Oliver deserves a caption "Whats he doing in there?"

Oliver drew Martina at the Friends of Arnold Circus Sharing Picnic july 18th

Oliver drew Martina at the Friends of Arnold Circus Sharing Picnic july 18th

Thaniza's drawing made during the artists 100 fair and sharing picnic at Arnold Circus

Thaniza's drawing made during the artists 100 fair and sharing picnic at Arnold Circus

The likes of Johannes Vermeer are speculated to have generated their detail in skillfully produced paintings via camera obscura’s, the term Camera Obscura was initially coined by German astronomer Johannes Kepler in 1604.

Tedna Ve/Draw Me at the end of another Ley Line by Jonathan Polkest

Tedna Ve/Draw Me at the end of another Ley Line by Jonathan Polkest

Line's portrait of Santil made at the Friends of Arnold Circus Sharing Picnic and Artists Fair

Line's portrait of Santil made at the Friends of Arnold Circus Sharing Picnic and Artists Fair

Tedna Ve / Draw Me with a cluster of curious potential portraitists

Tedna Ve / Draw Me with a cluster of curious potential portraitists

Sir Thomas Browne in his 1658 Discourse The Garden of Cyprus.

For at the eye the Pyramidal rayes from the object, receive a decussation, and so strike a second base upon the Retina or hinder coat, the proper organ of Vision; wherein the pictures from objects are represented, answerable to the paper, or wall in the dark chamber; after the decussation of the rayes at the hole of the hornycoat, and their refraction upon the Christalline humour, answering the foramen of the window, and the convex or burning-glasses, which refract the rayes that enter it.

One might be forgiven for misunderstanding but the prosaics inform.

Half a Dozen drawings on the wall of Marlow House Arnolds Circus

Half a Dozen drawings on the wall of Marlow House Arnolds Circus

A Portrait of Fox at the Arnold Circus sharing picnic and artists fair

A Portrait of Fox at the Arnold Circus sharing picnic and artists fair

The Velodrome Genius drawn at Arnold Circus

The Velodrome Genius drawn at Arnold CircusJo's double portrait made at Arnold Circus

Being whilst being drawn in the Tedna Ve drawing camera obscura temporarily erected in Arnold Circus London

Being whilst being drawn in the Tedna Ve drawing camera obscura temporarily erected in Arnold Circus London

On the occasion of the Friends of Arnold Circus Sharing Picnic and Artist Fair

On the occasion of the Friends of Arnold Circus Sharing Picnic and Artist Fair

David Hockney’s use of photography, particularly in his early portraits of friends and associates during the seventies helped him to recognize the difference between the traced line – what he terms “confident” – I would call insensitive or desensitized, publicly he identifies Warhol as the chief exponent of the “confident” line but I’m sure his own expertise in this is adequate even if his denial is a little shrill, I’ve no argument with Hockney, he’s taught me more than two Art Colleges without any contact whatsoever. Hockney says that after deliberating on certain portraits by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, he noticed this confident line- “One morning, studying and thinking – where have I seen that line before? And suddenly I realized, Thats Andy Warhols line” Hockney went on to talk about his supposition about Ingres use of the Camera Lucida, a prism on a stick, Hockneys idea’s caused quite a stir but the impact on the value of Art both the aquisitional and the cultural aspect is yet to be realized.

Paul draws Marie at the Arnold Circus Artists Fair - Picnic Share - Musical Extravaganza - Bike Race

Paul draws Marie at the Arnold Circus Artists Fair - Picnic Share - Musical Extravaganza - Bike Race

Hang on! I dont remember seeing such a worried man - oh its Paul by Marie!

Hang on! I dont remember seeing such a worried man - oh its Paul by Marie!

The alpha dominant in the social role subverted by the Tedna Ve Draw Me people drawing machine

The alpha dominant in the social role subverted by the Tedna Ve Draw Me people drawing machine

Gather, be drawn!

Gather, be drawn!

Paul the dashing Master of Ceremonies at Arnold Circus Sharing Picnic and Artists Fair

Paul the dashing Master of Ceremonies at Arnold Circus Sharing Picnic and Artists Fair

Paul being etched into the annals of historic moments at the Arnold Circus Artists Fair

Paul being etched into the annals of historic moments at the Arnold Circus Artists Fair

The Gaze has cultural meaning which is impossible to separate from the circumstance – Navaho People are taught not to look directly at another person during conversation.

Tom's drawing of a worried Bill

Bill Leslie curating the Wonder Wall

Bill Leslie curating the Wonder WallThe further adventures of Bill's Portrait by Tom

The celebrated Arnold Circus still gorgeous at 100 years old

The celebrated Arnold Circus still gorgeous at 100 years old

Tom’s drawing of a worried Bill

Drawn by Bill

Drawn by Bill

The eyes are probably the most openly romanticized part of the anatomy in art and literature, mythologized and eulogized but impossibly complex as a phenomena and a dynamic focus point, the term The Gaze is often referred to the work of portraits both photographic and drawn, the process of drawing is a time consuming process requiring a stillness in both the subject and the artist, unlike a glance or a peek, the Gaze is destined to haunt beyond the fripperies of flirtations or sound bites.

The portrait from Alishas attic by Jonathan

The portrait from Alishas attic by Jonathan

Janet by Charlotte at the Arnold Circus Sharing Picnic

Janet by Charlotte at the Arnold Circus Sharing Picnic

Marlow House Wonder Wall at Arnold Circus Sharing Picnic Artists Fair 100 birthday bike race and alternative vehicle parade

Marlow House Wonder Wall at Arnold Circus Sharing Picnic Artists Fair 100 birthday bike race and alternative vehicle parade

The inflection upon the controlling photographer now in the haTnds of the people!

The inflection upon the controlling photographer now in the hands of the people!

The eyes are possibly the defining visual characteristic of our relationship to each other, the importance of looking into the eyes of another, both a search for meaning and a surrendering or displaying, as in the “windows of the soul”,  the contrast between the surface and luminosity of the eye and the sorrounding facial characteristics through identities of human recognition and personal cognizant markers, verifying and understanding ourselves and our relationships.

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