Tibby Place, Greenman Street, Islington N1
5 July 2010 - 31 July 2010
The Hanging Garlands of Tibby Place was an interactive and participatory installation at Tibby Place using the existing iron framework that remains of old Tibberton Baths as a loom.
Tibberton Baths were built in 1897, known to locals as "the Tib", they were popular swimming baths until 1982. Now all that remains is the iron framework which stands as a curious monument to the former pool, and became the temporary framework for Waltener's performative and participatory installation. Web like patterns were woven in and around the structure over the course of the month, by participants and dancers physically creating the woven interventions through a contemporary twist on the traditional "maypole" type of performance. See the events page for more information.
This art work is one of a series of Secret Garden Projects commissioned by Islington Council.
Labels: hanging gardens of tibby place, practical basketry techniques, secret garden project