Patrick & Oko constructing the raft
Patrick & Oko constructing the raft
Carrying the raft down the Hill.
Carrying the raft down the Hill.
Carrying the raft down the Hill.
Carrying the raft down the Hill.
The raft at the lakeside.
The raft at the lakeside.
floating raft
floating raft
Oko and Patrick on the raft
Oko and Patrick on the raft
Jessica flying the flag
Jessica flying the flag
Looking down on Peel island
Looking down on Peel island

During our residency week in the lake district we constructed a raft and attempted to lauch and sail it to Peel Island on Lake Coniston. Peel Island is attributed to be the original home of the fictional Wild Cat Island in the Swallows and Amazons books by Arthur Ransome.
These sample photos document the rafts journey from Parkamoor to Peel island.
Harold
For more images go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/urbaniacollective/

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look another artist collective dressing up a making dens

Raising the Flag.
Raising the Flag.
Urbania Group Photo
Urbania Group Photo
At Grizedale Arts for Radio Show
At Grizedale Arts for Radio Show
Urbania/Parkamoor
Urbania/Parkamoor

Following the cancellation of the live studio event at the Rochelle school, Urbania decided to transfer their activity to Grizedale Arts, Parkamoor cottage in the lake distict. For a week in July 2008 the group took over Parkamoor, embarking on a number of projects, these photos document some of the daily activities that took place at Parkamoor, place with no running water or electricity but beauitfully located above lake Coniston.
For more photos go to  http://www.flickr.com/photos/urbaniacollective/
Harold

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John the farmer down the hill has been asking where all 'that red lot' went and if they're coming back. Unlike some they seem to have made an effort with the locals and , despite being overtly red and of the world of art, have made an impression and connection with the good people of Coniston, which is always appreciated and leads to better relationships and better work on the whole. Having said that it's always healthy to have the odd career seeking missile blasting through not giving a flying toss about public perception and ploughing ahead.

Dinner at Oko's
Dinner at Oko's
Brick Bread
Brick Bread
At Tate Modern
At Tate Modern
Dinner at Iris's
Dinner at Iris's
At Tate Modern
At Tate Modern
Tony Conrad performance at Tate Modern
Tony Conrad performance at Tate Modern

During the summer 2008 Urbania members hosted a number of gatherings in the run to our residency at Parkamoor in the Lake district. These meetings often involved food, discussion and specific activities. The attached photos document some of those activities by Oko and Iris.
Harold

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Back in March 2008 Urbania was reduced from 8 to 6 members. On the 13 March 2008 we declared Urbania with the words "The place is coming with us". The attached photos record that meeting and the first use our uniform, slogan and brick symbol.
Harold

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One Hour Shop
One Hour Shop

Monday 8 September I did a ONE HOUR SHOP at the AR FOYER at ars electronica 2008. The production films of the frogbutterspoon and the horsemilksoap were screened. Some soap and one spoon was sold. The frogbutterspoon jumped over to the USA and will be in use in LA.

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Here it is at last the final Song for a Circus ... soon to be featured on this site but also available on our MySpace page.

You can read my thoughts on the end of the rather painful Agrifashionista experience here on the somewhere site!


This is when I first saw my puppet's outfit that my mother had made for it. Initially she suggested I bought a suit for a small child and alter it. When I showed her the marionette she realised that it was out of the question.
The suit she's made fit's well the shirt under the jacket has no sleeves like Australian farmers might wear.

With my brother and my parents cat Loris we tried on the marionettes torso for size using the curtain to hide our own bodies. The cat looks best as if he's from a Hammer film with animals

When I ordered the linen string to attach to the limbs on the phone I heard the woman on the sales hotline fart twice as she got up to check if they had any in stock.

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what on earth was that?

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Lee Fields sings Marc Almond's 'Say Hello' live at Chapter Arts in Cardiff 2004. Part of the Grizedale Arts programme 'Romantic Detachment'
The song and recording was commissioned for juneau/projects 'Juneau Records' - a recording studio and record shop operating within the exhibition in New York's PS1.

In the shot you can see works by Tom and Simon Bloor (Stage), Olaf Breuning (Mr Ice Lolly), Matt Stokes (Real Arcadia), Thomas Kinkade (Light of Dawn), Welsh Tourist board (Castle of Wales from the air) Romantic Detachment band (Drum kit)

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I love this clip!

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