PILOT 2013

Soundings: Caroline Wright, Photo: Tony MillingsSoundings | Caroline Wright
Beach Hut 324, Lakeside
7 & 8 September
Saturday 7 : 12.30pm & 2.30pm
Sunday 8 : 2.30pm & 3.30pm

I want to turn, go deeper and darker into the sound of underwater…

Created by taking depth soundings from the coast around Brightlingsea, Caroline Wright’s new work transforms the readings of a fathom depth chart into a rich musical composition. With lyrics borrowed from literature, folklore and local sea shanties, this strange symphony combines live and recorded sound and will be performed  by a cast that will include Brightlingsea residents.

Click here for video footage of Soundings.


Museum of Water: Amy Sharrocks, Photo: Tony Millings

Museum of Water | Amy Sharrocks
The Hard Shelter, Waterside, CO7 0AX
7 & 8 September | midday – 6pm

Choose which water is most precious to you. Find a bottle to put it in. Tell us why you chose this water. We will keep it for you.

Museum of Water is a collection of publicly donated water and accompanying stories. Accumulating over two years in different sites worldwide, Museum of Water is an invitation to ponder our precious liquid and how we use it: do you swim in pools, do you splash in puddles, do you drink from taps? At PILOT you can make your own donation to the museum as well as see some of the existing collection whilst enjoying a free glass of tap water in celebration of our access to fresh water in this country.

In the lead up to Museum of Water, Amy also led a In Search of Well-ness on 21 August in association with Brightlingsea Museum.


Photo: Richard DeDomeniciKnitcoin | Richard DeDomenici
Woolybuly Wool Shop,
6 High Street, CO7 0AE
7 & 8 September | midday – 6pm
with talks at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm & 5pm

Join Richard DeDomenici in his effort to make Brightlingsea a world leader with the introduction of a unique new global currency called Knitcoin. Knit your own at Knitcoin Central and spot local Knitcoin outlets to see where you can spend them.


Unknown-6Coming | Briony Clarke
The shelter near Bateman’s Tower Cafe,      East Hill, CO1 2QX
7 & 8 September | midday – 5pm

For PILOT, Briony Clarke will be making and distributing candyfloss storm clouds to all who pass by. These edible sculptures salute Brightlingsea as the alter seaside, where the sea is greeted not by 2p machines, but by an arcade which is familiar yet curiously subdued. The candyfloss here isn’t pink but white with wisps of tonal greys.


89 days... : Jackie Chettur, Photo: Tony Millingsit is 89 days this morning since we left the Mumbles Head |                     Jackie Chettur
Bateman’s Tower Promenade
7 & 8 September | midday – 6pm

Inspired by the 19th century ‘Cape Horners’, the installation consists of a series of dioramas that depict the long journeys and extraordinary sights experienced by sailors as they set sail out beyond the horizon. Viewed through 3D stereoscopes, these dioramas include original artifacts such as ‘sailor made’ model ships, paintings and journals. 89 days… was originally commissioned by Locws International in 2010.


Wayne BurrowsMarine: A Story in Eight Objects | Wayne Burrows
7 & 8 September | 1pm – 5pm

7 September at The Smack Dock shed, Waterside, CO7 0AX
8 September at Brightlingsea Museum, 1 Duke Street, CO7 0EZ

Blurring the lines between reality and artifice, Wayne Burrows filmic collage combines text and images from historical events in England and Hawaii during the 1820s, geology, the circulation of blood, maritime voyages and financial markets in a visual and audio medley. Marine was orginally commissioned by Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery and Fermynwoods Contemporary Art for Make Believe; Re-imagining History and Landscape.


Swim small size 027The PILOT Swim | Sidelong
Brightlingsea Open Air Swimming Pool, Promenade Way, CO7 0HH
7 September | 6.15pm – 7.15pm

Come join us for a mass swim in the Brightlingsea lido. Free and open to all. Further details and how to take part can be found here.

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