6-7 May 2017 – Soundcamp Reveil
InspiralLondon took part in Soundcamp Reveil, which began at 5am London time (UTC+1) and travelled west just ahead of sunrise on a wave of live sounds relayed by streamers around the world: passing from urban rooftops to deep ocean hydrophones to remote forests in a 24-hour audit of the earth on International Dawn Chorus Day.
1 April 2017, 2:30pm – The Beautification Committee
InspiralLondon co-organised festival of walks in April with CoolWalks and CGP London, including an open walking workshop on the subject of beautification in Southwark Park as well as local estates. We’ve also created a commission for a pamphlet with an artist’s map based on Ada Salter’s 1920 Beautification Committee, which developed much of the green space, mature trees and landscaping schemes we know today. The Beautification pamphlet will launch on 13 August at CGP London as part of the Bermondsey Artists’ Group show, Common and Garden.
On Saturday 6 February 2016 at 2.30 pm Inspiral London was invited to contribute to Breaking the Bounds: Walking London and Beyond – on Resonance 104.4fm
Artists Rebecca Feiner and Calum F Kerr discussed alternative ways of walking London with Charlie Fox (Counterproductions, Inspiral London) and Clare Qualmann (walking artists network, walkwalkwalk, Perambulator). With an appearance by J. D. Swann, Muswell Hill’s leading Ornithological Investigator.
20 June 2015 – Soundcamp
Soundcamp and Detours 2/InspiralLondon collaborated on a live broadcast from the Thames estuary at Gravesend (near to Tilbury Docks, London) on the morning of Saturday 20 June 2015 from 10.00-12.00 BST, linked to fluid states north (Amager, Copenhagen) and the Artist Porous Studio.
6 July 2014 – Inspiral begins
“On the path were rusted sculptures that should have been milestones. They’d been sponsored and delivered, but they didn’t belong. ‘Art’, I muttered. ‘Watch out’. Objects that draw attention to themselves signal trouble.” (London Orbital, Iain Sinclair: 67-68)
The first collective meeting for artist-led mapping of the new Inspiral walk trail through and out of London took place at the Shed, Stave Hill Ecology Park, on Sunday 6th July 2014. Artists shared work and discussed Detours in Marseille Provence, an international artistic exchange project hosted by decentrederspace.