Art in the Parks
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Art in the Park
The DeptfordX festival is taking place across Deptford until July 18th with many outdoor events, installations and experiences for you to get involved with. Here are some events and installations happening in the parks.

We are pleased to see the festival stretching a bit further North this year. We have picked three exhibitions featuring the parks but there are many others too.
Check out the DeptfordX website.
Rhythm From Space
Deptford Park - Saturday 17th July 1pm & 2pm

4 drummers move in a choreographed pattern through Deptford Park, beating simultaneously. A single beat shifts into a polyrhythm as they walk apart.

The audience experiences separations in space as shifting rhythm patterns.

The audience can transform their perceived rhythm by moving through Deptford Park.

Two performances lasting 20 minutes, taking place at 13:00 and 14:00

By Tom Foulsham (images courtesy of artist)

House for Sitting Ducks
Folkestone Gardens - until July 18th

An installation exploring the impact and history of gentrification in the local area

Located in the Folkestone Gardens, the installation ‘House for Sitting Ducks’ asks for a reinterpretation of the history of the park, from spinning mills to unpaid bills, a railway workers house to a German V2 rocket’s destruction.

By Afonso Guimaraes

Sayes Court Park - until July 18th

A site-specific public sculpture and audio installation in Sayes Court Park. The project operates by superimposing multiple temporalities; visions from what once was John Evelyn’s Elysium overlaid onto the current temperament of the area, marked by public dispute. Rather than creating a memorial for the lamentation of a long-lost past, the project puts emphasis on the liminal space the garden presently occupies, and addresses its potential for galvanising dialogue in its area of influence.

The artists want to thank Dr. Karen Liljenberg for her insightful research into Sayes Court’s history in Deptford and for giving them permission to use parts of her blog entries in “Sayes Court- London’s Lost Garden” for the audio narrative.

Audio Credits
Performing artist: Amilia Graham

By Defne Oruc and Camilo Escobar (images courtesy of artists)

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