The Morisons take the Cultural Olympiad on the road
25th September 2009
The House Truck was built in the style of a 1970s Californian house truck, made from a converted 1955 Green Goddess (ex-army fire engine) for the 2008 Folkstone Triennial as a post apocalyptic science fiction mobile library and artwork called 'Tales of Space and Time'. Since then it has also appeared at the Norfolk and Norwich International Arts Festival .
This week the Morisons have 6 openings - all on Friday, in Switzerland, Austria, Canada, Birmingham and a couple of other places. But they also need to do some background work for the presentation they will put before the 'Artists Taking the Lead' selection pannel on Monday. And so 'Tales of Space and Time' has been travelling around towns and villages in Wales. The public are invited in to browse the volumes and contemplate the future. The potential is that, on this trip for the House Truck, the future the public might be contemplating could become real. This week residents around Wales have taken the opportunity to tell the Morisons what they would like to see in their community should Heather and Ivan be successful in their bid for the Culturial Olympiad.
Sara Christiensen the librarian is on hand to guide people through the post apocalypse literature while offering cups of tea from the kettle freshly boiled on the wood burning stove.
The Cultural Olympiad values are to:
- welcome the world;
- inspire and involve young people; and
- leave a lasting and positive legacy.
See Also -
Fantasy Island video
The Shape of Things to Come News Item
Tales of Space and Time News Item
External link to the Morisons web site www.morison.info
External link to Artists Taking The Lead www.artiststakingthelead.org.uk