A fleet of boats for Pluto

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Just some of the 120 clay boats made in the public workshops and exhibited in the Goods Shed alongside ‘Reimagining Pluto’. The participants (adult and children) were asked to look at a 35mm slide image of the front of the original boat ‘Pluto’ and then recreate the boat in clay, imagining what the back of the boat could have looked like. The original intent was to then to scan each boat and create an average form for the back of the boat, which would have informed the shape of the rammed earth ‘Pluto’, opening up my own personal lack of memory of the boat to be replaced or filled by a multitude of public projections. However the clay boats made were so varied, different and so imaginative that this was not possible. The boats were exhibited behind the large rammed earth boat, raised off the floor on rough pallets as if floating or marooned. A little fleet for Pluto.

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