Curated by Peter Case
Inspired by the Capital Project, Wilton’s is installing a series of festive mechanical wonders that embrace the insanity of preparing for the holidays
Made in a ‘Heath Robinson style’ these interactive objects and playful films will be scattered throughout the building. Come along and make a Christmas dinner, meet the pedal wrapper and pour yourself a drink from the drink machine. Assembled from ‘bits’ of Wilton’s, found and left over from Phase 1 of the Capital Project, it will be a treasure trove to explore and we encourage you (by day or night) to get together with friends and family, eat, drink and be merry in this quirky and lively setting.
Watch this space!
These installations will form the back drop to a new play coming to Wilton’s in January 2013.
We’re at the last leg of our auditorium’s repairs
and this event will be the final installment of our Constructionism Season
a unique series of experimental works exploring the smaller rooms
throughout Wilton’s. A hybrid show of magic and mechanics, Spinning Machines
uses a series of mechanical sculptures installed around the building to
bring to life the insanity of the holiday period. A fun chance
post-Christmas to reflect on the weeks past, follow the character’s
journey across Wilton’s to capture a missed Christmas.
You may even get a sneak preview of the repaired auditorium – if you run
About Peter Case
Peter Case was a resident artist at the La Mama Experimental Theatre Club in New York from 2001 – 2006 where he performed in a wide variety of roles and worked as an artist designer and director. Since 2001 he has also been a staff member at the La Mama Umbria International Symposium for Directors in Spoleto Italy. He has presented two acclaimed puppet shows at Wilton’s, Visions of Tiriel & The Daughters of Albion and Love Suicides at Sonezaki, and he is one of Wilton’s Associate Artists.
William Heath Robinson (signed as W. Heath Robinson, 31 May 1872 – 13 September 1944) was an English cartoonist and illustrator, best known for drawings of eccentric machines.
In the UK, the term "Heath Robinson" has entered the language as a description of any unnecessarily complex and implausible contraption. "Heath Robinson" is perhaps more often used in relation to temporary fixes using ingenuity and whatever is to hand, often string and tape, or unlikely cannibalisations. Its popularity is undoubtedly linked to Second World War Britain's shortages and the need to "make do and mend".