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Clay Cargo at King’s Cross: Monument to the City and its Anonymous Makers

A two day event free to the public beside the Regent’s Canal at Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1, held on 15 and 16 August 2015. Using 5 tons of clay, the public was invited to help create a Monument to the City and its Anonymous Makers – all those unsung heroes who dug the canals, made the bricks to build the buildings. Led by arts organisation, Clayground Collective, the event was facilitated by students from Central Saint Martins. Music composed by Dead Rat Orchestra is performed by Melodians Steel Orchestra. Cylindrical containers, called saggars, thrown by Clayground’s Duncan Hooson and decorated with clays dug around the world and relayed to London by volunteers formed part of the installation. Boat – Fordham Galley.
Film by Luke Glover