Prototyping a new Heathrow Airport Exhibition 30 September – 30 October 2016


The project is part of the show Rest & its discontents exhibited at the Mile End Art Pavilion 30 September – 30 October 2016

Private View Thursday 29 September, 18.00 – 21.00

The Prototyping a new Heathrow Airport installation consists of 2 mono speakers that project live sound streams from people’s gardens. The first is in Windsor,  6.5km west of the the runways of Heathrow airport. The second is in Camberwell is 24km from the runways of Heathrow. Small LCD screens on each speaker show live decibel data over the last half and hour as well as static photographs of the microphone locations.

Mile End Art Pavilion is a 4-minute walk from Mile End tube station. Buses 25, 277, D6 and D7 stop close to the station. Further information is available from A step-free route from the station is available here.

This was exhibited at the Wellcome Friday Late Spectacular: Hubbub on the 4th of September 2015.



2 thoughts on “Prototyping a new Heathrow Airport Exhibition 30 September – 30 October 2016

  1. If participatory democracy is to have any legitimate participation in the decisions that effect many of us, and each of us differently, then this experiential and quantitative presentation demonstrates that we can provide the opportunity to both empathize and analyze; that we can raise the standards of evidence over those used in conventional technocratic processes, and enlist many diverse people into a shared experience in order to decide what is the right thing to do, indeed, to participate in producing our collective future.
    Thank you for a thoughtful and powerful re-presentation of the experience of living near the airport. Thank you for the Wellcome Institute for providing the public forum. This is a promising formula for subsequent political processes to be informed by this work.

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