Flashing Bodies / Action Seven QR5 / 'Quiet Revolution'
at Heygate Plaza. 4th June 2011 (12 noon)
Heygate Estate (Elephant & Castle) was one of the biggest social housing estates in Europe. 1,200 working class families were evacuated in 2008, just 3 or 4 residents still remain. The council has planned an urban regeneration scheme to create new up-market housing and to sell the land to private investors.
Enough! There may not be anything we can do to stop it; but we still have our voice and we can work together as a pressure group. Let's not make it easy for them!
Completely Naked made a public call to create the next Flashing Bodies action on Saturday 4th June at noon, based on human beings, naked bodies and naked emotion set against the mass concrete blocks of flats; the dilapidated doors and broken windows of Heygate Estate.
Is it a monster? Is it still 'home'? What does the word home mean to people? Life is complex, so are we.
At Heygate Estate, they installed a wind turbine as an experiment. It was called 'Quiet revolution 5 (QR5)'. It didn't generate a lot of power... In fact it was near on useless. But the blades keep on turning.
Continuing the theme, we too wanted to make a quiet revolution. It may go nowhere, but it will exist all the same. It's this that makes all the difference!
Idea, realisation and design: Pablo Goikoetxea & Pau Ros
Production: Tim Owen Jones
Photos: Pau Ros & Pablo Goikoetxea
Video: Pablo Robertson de Unamuno
With the support of Heygate Plaza and all the participating audience
Shot at Heygate Estate, Elephant & Castle, London, UK (4th June 2011)
© Completely Naked 2011
Elephant and Castle Urban Forest is London's secret woodland. For decades 450 majestic trees, mostly London Plane, have been thriving hidden behind the towering slabs of the Heygate Estate in a part of London best known for concrete, cars and a big pink shopping centre. (Read more...)
and lots more of info at Heygate Plaza
Article in Southwark News one and two
Article in El Iberico (Spanish)