Walking with Rodrigo 1st July, 7 pm
Verity-Jane Keefe’s third virtual walk will be broadcast on Thursday 1st July on LT TV at 7pm. This time, the artist will be walking with Rodrigo, a member of The Becontree Group, a group of residents she set up in 2019 who have been meeting monthly in real life and by post over lockdown. Rodrigo will be walking through his Becontree, as a place to grow up, leave and return to. Join for a moment of it, or the full walk. In the spirit of slow television, a moving image. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did making it.
The walking route is available on the map section of the website for those local, and curious.
LT TV is your portal to Living Together and Becontree. Living Together TV. Events, walks, conversations, readings – everything that we can’t do in physical space together will be broadcast via this stream. It is a screening room, a gallery, a direct line to Becontree, and a way to feel close when we are remote.
Living Together is a major art commission by Verity-Jane Keefe which forms part of a wider programme with Create London celebrating the centenary of the Becontree estate in Barking and Dagenham and culminates Keefe’s many years of work in and about the estate. It will look at the past 100 years of social housing through the lens of Becontree, which was once the largest social housing estate in the world; looking at its past, the present and into the future. The project will run live through the year during an urgent period of economic, social and political change and the ever-evolving backdrop of Covid-19, which will be absorbed and responded to within the production of works.