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Happy Redoubt Exhibition

Date uploaded: November 6, 2013

A new commission by UP Projects with Juneau Projects in partnership with King's Cultural Institute
Inigo Rooms, Somerset House East Wing WC2R 2LS
6 November-15 December
Opening Times: Wednesday (12-8pm), Thursday to Sunday (12-6pm)

UP Projects’ latest venture is “Welcome to Happy Redoubt” by Juneau Projects, commissioned by King’s Cultural Institute.

Happy Redoubt is the last outpost of a post-apocalyptic world in the wake of a technological meltdown. Visit the interactive encampment and events to create and trade artefacts, gain skills for a new world and help shape a new future.

An open-ended installation created by artists Juneau Projects will grow and develop as audiences and participants respond and contribute to it. The final piece of the Happy Redoubt puzzle will be revealed at a finale event on Saturday 14 December.

Juneau Projects will be joined by academics and students from King’s College London to run a series of post-apocalyptic public events and workshops every Wednesday at 6.30pm and Saturday at 2pm. These are open to all with no booking required. Full details on the events programme are listed below.

Welcome to Happy Redoubt Free Events Programme:
Inigo Rooms, Somerset House East Wing

Every Wednesday throughout the exhibition, 6.30pm, Happy Redoubt Headlines
Juneau Projects will read the weekly news from the encampment, featuring updates on robot overlords plus headlines from the marketplace. Come and help shape the narrative of the project!

Saturday 9 November, 2pm, Robot Racing
Robot Racing fun for the family - win special prizes from the Happy Redoubt encampment and place your bets on the fastest robot!

Wednesday 13 November, 6.45pm, Rumour Mill Conversations
Join Dr. Emily Butterworth, a specialist in 16th-century gossip, for a conversation event about rumours, portents and gossip. In reference to the post-technological encampment of ‘Happy Redoubt’ this event will discuss how reliable information might be passed on in a world without technology and what stories about the origin of the apocalypse might develop.

Saturday 16 November, 2pm, Apocalypse Song Writing
Juneau Projects will lead a workshop exploring song writing in the post-technology age - have a shot at performing in the post apocalyptic marketplace!

Wednesday 20 November, 6.45pm, The Data Ritual and Everything Afterwards
Spoken word performance by Juneau Projects about the events of the infocalypse disaster.

Saturday 23 November, 2pm, Animated Drawing Workshop
Bring drawings to life using highlighter pens and coloured lights. Suitable for the whole family, the workshop will create moving animations within the exhibition space.

Wednesday 27 November, 6.45pm, The Chapel of the Infocalypse
Spoken word performance, part church sermon about lost tech, part inspirational talk about foraging for technological relics.

Saturday 30 November, 2pm, Wednesday 4 December, 6.45pm
& Wednesday 11 December, 6.45pm, Ceremony for Forgetting
Enter the ritual to help free yourself from the shackles of technology. In a world plagued by 24 hour information, we can help you unplug from the mainframe and loosen the grip of technology on your daily life by guiding you through the steps to forget technology.

Saturday 7 December, 2pm, Cardboard Wars
Rally the troops and build yourself a cardboard suit of armour, compete with sword and shield before taking part in Juneau Projects post-apocalytpic battlefield. A great activity for the whole family.

Saturday 14 December, 2pm, Finale Event
Join Juneau Projects and the Happy Redoubt community for a finale event revealing the story of the apocalypse. Using information, stories and ideas gathered throughout the project, the artists will bring the final chapter of Happy Redoubt to a close.

Welcome to Happy Redoubt is a King's Cultural Institute commission, in partnership with UP Projects.

Check the website for more details.

Image: Juneau Projects

Image: Juneau Projects