Studio Hide is a proposal for a live lab in Walthamstow Wetlands, an urban nature reserve situated between Blackhorse Road and Tottenham Hale stations in London. All materials and images contained within originate from the wetlands or are recycled. Walthamstow Wetlands is the largest London fishery and is home to hundreds of birds and other wildlife. It is an ideal place to get to know local nature.
Sitting On A Branch, research walk no.6, part 2, 26 Aug 15
Walk No.6, part 1, 26 Aug 15
Silvia Krupinska is a process-based artist/sculptor focusing on how we relate to water environments, taking her inspiration from natural textures and experiences. She explores the element of ‘usefulness’ in her work by trying to understand our daily lives, our local surroundings and how we can affect the change, for better or for worse. She has been investigating how art and science can work together in interdisciplinary collaborations with London Wildlife Trust, Hydrocitizenship, Thames21, and Dr Richard Bater.
Krupinska is currently undergoing a self-initiated art & research residency in Walthamstow Wetlands, which had become her living lab since August 2015. There is an important process and material based component in her work, underpinned by using photography and sound notes, all of which are later reinterpreted into the outdoor/indoor installations and sculptures in steel, paper, brambles and found objects.
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