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Workshop: Working Waters

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Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Saint George's Street

Hebden Bridge

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Arts Catalyst presents
Ruth Levene | Working Waters

22nd, 23rd & 29th June
Hebden Bridge Town Hall
St George's St, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BY
12pm-5pm
Free

Working Waters is an artwork by Yorkshire-based artist Ruth Levene that takes the form of a 3D model representation of the Calder Catchment. Populated by a variety of moveable miniature scenes – from canal locks to flood defences, tourists on walking holidays to flooded shops – visitors are invited to direct the scenery around, to activate and exert control over the landscape itself and become a steward of the water systems. Building on research developed over the past two years Working Waters is part of Arts Catalyst's wider project and co-inquiry, Test Sites: Calder Valley, which brings to the fore the complexities of the valley, its material and immaterial infrastructures and its governance. Here, a cyclist, a reservoir and a group of protesters become part of a multi-layered micro-reality in which visitors are invited to re-imagine their own agency within the ecology of the valley.

Members of the public are invited to sign up to one of three workshops led by the Test Sites: Calder Valley co-inquiry team that will take place over the three days the work will be on display. Embarking on a journey through the valley, workshop participants will be presented with a series of scenarios that aim to spark a discussion around the interdependent relationships within the water system. How might seemingly disparate things like eroded peat bogs, groups of volunteers and a paved driveway affect one another? How do these relationships inform each other and the way people inhabit the valley?

Workshops are free to attend and take place at 2pm and last approx. 1.5 hours. Sign up to one via eventbrite:

22 June
23 June
29 June

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Since 2017, Arts Catalyst has been working with artists, anthropologists and stakeholders from the Calder region to collectively explore water governance and its relationship with health, wellbeing and the resilience of communities and environments. Test Sites: Calder Valley asks ‘how can we re-imagine our relationship with the infrastructures that govern our everyday life through practices of care?’ The core team comprises artists Ruth Levene and Invisible Flock, anthropologist Megan Clinch and Arts Catalyst curator Anna Santomauro in conversation with local stakeholders and members of the community.

As part of Test Sites, Arts Catalyst also presents Duet by interactive design studio Invisible Flock at Hebden Bridge Arts Festival 2019. Visit the installation in the town hall throughout the festival.

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