INTER-SCAPE – Mnemonic City, with the Magma Collective and invited artists
Inter-Scape is the latest in a series of exhibitions by MAGMA under the project title “Mnemonic City”.Mnemonic City embodies the experience of the city through the exchange of personal memories by the artists, exploring the idea of the city as a receptacle, taking inspiration from Plato’s Myth of the Cave. The allegory explores the relation of humans with their environment, questioning what is real and what appearance is.
After the focus on the market place in ‘Moving Streets’, the group’s previous exhibition, Magma Collective moves outward with Inter-Scape to the geographical margin of the city, zooming out after zooming in.
The event will start at 2pm on the 21st of September by the canal outside Tottenham Hale Tube station and will run north along the canal through Tottenham Marshes up to Building Bloqs, with performances, installations and other interventions on the way.
The journey will lead to Building Bloqs, the main venue, which is located in Edmonton. Maps, including times of screenings and performances will be provided for each member of the audience to be guided through this gateway between countryside and city,
Part of the event will be a collaboration with the art group Tellus Project, based in Milan, Italy. This double bill event will connect the cities of Milan and London through a live stream, where the artists and audience will be able to exchange and share projects and ideas.
Throughout the day, food and drinks will be available from the Bloqs Cafe, and in the evening there will be live music in the Cafe area.
2pm_ Meeting at Tottenham Hale Tube Station for the initial Walk through the marshes up to Building Bloqs.
4pm_ Gallery opens at Building Bloqs.
5-6pm_ Art Film Cinema Afternoon in the Cafe Area, where food and drinks will be served.
7pm_ A second session of outdoor performances will take place in the surrounding area.
9-10pm_ The last part of the event will be at the Cafe, with bands performing live.
Building Bloqs is at 4 Anthony Way N18 3QT,London
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Directions to Building Bloqs
Address. No 4, Anthony Way, London N18 3QT
Below are directions for how to reach us by public transport and by road. You can also reach Building Bloqs via a fantastic walk or cycle ride along the River Lee.
Our closest bus stop is Harbet Road/ Cooks Ferry (500m from our building).
You can reach Harbet Road/ Cooks Ferry by bus from Silver Street National Rail or Walthamstow Central Underground.
Alternatively you can catch a bus from Tottenham Hale to Angel Road Superstores, the massive Tesco and Ikea on the North Circ. It’s a mile’s walk to Building Bloqs from there.
By Bus from Walthamstow Central, Underground (Allow 25 minutes)
Take the Victoria Line to Walthamstow Central
Exit the station and cross the road to Walthamstow Central Bus Station. Find Stop: D towards Barnet Church
Take bus number 34 to Harbet Road / Cooks Ferry bus stop.
From the bus stop, cross the road toward the big blue and grey warehouses/office block and passing through the bollards turn right down the sloping path and cycleway to the river. Turn left and, keeping the river on your right, walk down Towpath Road for 500m. Turn left onto Anthony Way and Building Bloqs is the orange building on the right. You’ve arrived!
By Bus from Silver Street, National Rail (Allow about 20 minutes)
Silver Street is on the line from Liverpool Street, passing through, Bethnal Green, Hackney Downs & Stoke Newington among others.
Exit the station and turn left. Walk a moment till you reach Bust Stop: B towards Walthamstow Central and Chingford Station.
Take bus number 34 or 444 to Harbet Road / Cooks Ferry bus stop.
From the bus stop, there are some steps that lead down to the river. Turn left under the dual carriageway bridge and, keeping the river on your right, walk down Towpath Road for 500m. Turn left onto Anthony Way and Building Bloqs is the orange building on the right. You’ve arrived!
By Bus from Tottenham Hale, Underground (5 mins by bus & 20 mins walk)
Take the Victoria Line to Tottenham Hale
Exit the station and find Bus Stop: UU towards Enfield Town
Take bus number 192 to Glover Drive / Tesco bus stop.
From the bus stop keeping Ikea on you right, walk past the petrol station on your left to the roundabout. There’s a footpath off to the right. It follows the Ikea fence and is bordered by a low hedge. Follow the path along the fence till you come to a roundabout. Go straight over onto Argon Road. Keeping the dual carriageway to your right, walk past the Ravenside Retail Park (Wicks, Carpetright etc.) on your left till you come to a bridge over the river. At the end of the railings double back down the sloping path and cycleway to the river. Turn left and keeping the river on your right, walk down Towpath Road for 500m. Turn left onto Anthony Way and Building Bloqs is the orange building on the right. You’ve arrived!
On Foot or Cycling
From the Olympic Park, though East London, Past Hackney Marshes, along the edge of Springfield Park and on to Tottenham Marshes the river Lee is by far the best way to reach Building Bloqs. It’s packed with greenery, wildlife, picturesque riverboats and fresh air. Going beyond Building Bloqs the Lee continues a green corridor out into Hertfordshire, well worth exploring.
Going North, the last lock you pass is Stonebridge Lock from where it’s just shy of 1 mile (or 5mins cycle). When you see the bus depot on your right you’re nearly there. Follow the towpath to the end of the palisade fencing and take the first right. Building Bloqs is the orange building on the right. You’ve arrived!
Going South, the last lock you pass is Pickett’s Lock from where its 1.3 miles. When you pass under the A406 flyover you’re nearly there. Follow the towpath for 500m and take the last turn on the left onto Anthony Way. Building Bloqs is the orange building on the right. You’ve arrived!
We are just off the A406 North Circular.
Driving East (clockwise) take the Cooks Ferry Roundabout exit, signed Chingford and Waltham Abbey. Move over to the right and, driving under the flyover, take the second exit signed for the retail and industrial estates.
Driving West (anticlockwise) take the Cooks Ferry Roundabout exit, signed Waltham Abbey and Chingford and at the roundabout take the first exit signed for the retail and industrial estates.
Keep to the left. At the mini roundabout take the first exit and immediately take the first right onto Hawley Road. Follow the road until you come to the river. Follow the road round to the left and, keeping the river on your right, drive down Towpath Road for 500m. Turn left onto Anthony Way and Building Bloqs is the orange building on the right. You’ve arrived!
Nobody has yet done this but there’s mooring to be had very close at hand. Contact us for details.