LIMEWHARF EXPERIMENTAL ART LABORATORY TO OPEN SPRING 2013
LimeWharf, a new Hackney-based canal side futures gallery and cultural laboratory, will open in March 2013. Located in the heart of East London’s creative quarter on Vyner Street, this innovative and experimental centre will welcome both artists and scientists to collaborate in residencies, think-tank areas and stimulating exhibitions. The space aims to engage with the public and local communities through a series of participatory and sensual exhibitions and events tackling various and diverse topics ranging from DIY ethics and sustainable practises to cutting edge technologies.
Founded by urbanist designer Thomas Ermacora, LimeWharf is an evolving and pioneering project that will immerse guests and artists alike. From his background in geography and international affairs, Thomas naturally migrated towards architecture and communication - with a focus on sustainable lifestyles - whilst working with European foresight organisations. Thomas is joined by Curator at Large and creative independent Joana Seguro, whose curatorial work in sound art and science has seen her deliver projects for the Wellcome Trust, The Royal Opera House and Alderburgh Music.
The inaugural Kitchen Experiment, a biannual three-week season of salon-inspired, food-focused events, entitled ‘Eat the World’, will launch on 7th March 2013. The thematic pop-up kitchen, a union of a salon and feast will encourage lively debate and conversation, with special performances and commissioned events. Guests will dine seated around the Worldscape, a colossal sculptural table which mirrors the world's geographic contours. The table, designed by architect Alex Haw, and food by Modern Pantry’s Anna Hansen, will create an immersive environment prompting unprecedented dining relationships.
LimeWharf aims to cultivate multidisciplinary hands-on conversations and explore new narratives that will inspire, spark synergies and imagine what futures may unfold.