During 19-27 October 2019, in various locations in and around the Podium building, there were temporary art collections gathered under the collective name of "Trellis".
Trellis was produced by UCL Culture and UCL East and funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
The official description for the exhibition went as follows:
"Trellis is a programme of knowledge exchange and exploration between university researchers from UCL and artists working in or from east London.
"The programme began in December 2018, when UCL invited a group of artists and researchers to a matchmaking event. The new sculptures, drawings and artist films on display on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are the result of four partnerships between contemporary artists, scientists and engineers.
"Explore the paths and waterways of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to discover these four installations inspired by the history of the Lea Valley and the future of the university's new campus, UCL East. When it opens, the new UCL East campus on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be open to everyone who lives, works and studies in east London."
Descriptions are taken from the information boards that were close to each installation. Click on the images below to see larger versions.
Dr. Tse-Hui Teh is a Lecturer in the Bartlett School of Planning. Her research concerns how water and sanitation infrastructures can become more sustainable, using a collective coevolution of actant trajectories (CCAT) framework. She also explores how public participation can change urban infrastructure.
Amanda Lwin (b. 1982, London) is a British-Burmese artist based in East London, whose practice charts the interfaces between landscapes, cities, buildings and people. Her work attempts to reveal how invisible or intangible systems, infrastructure and ways of thinking underlie our everyday lives, and is informed by an array of psychogeographic, anthropological and mythological sources.
Dr. Lena Ciric is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Environmental and Geomatic Engineering. Her research expertise lies in the application of molecular biology techniques to the profiling of microbial communities in various environments. She leads the Healthy Infrastructure Research Group at UCL CEGE.
David Rickard (1975) is a New Zealand artist based in London, UK. His original studies in architecture have had a lasting impact on his art practice, embedding queries of material and spatial perception deep into his work. Through research and experimentation his works attempt to understand how we arrived at our current perception of the physical world and how far our perception is from what we call reality.
Tony Kenyon is Professor of Nanoelectronic & Nanophotonic Materials, and Vice Dean (Research), heading the Nanoelectronic & Nanophotonic Materials group. His group's work focuses on the application of nanostructured materials to nanoelectronics and photonics. He is particularly interested in resistance switching devices (memristors) based on oxides (mainly silicon oxides, but other CMOS-compatible oxides as well), and how they can be used in novel non-volatile memories, hardware acceleration for Machine Learning, and neuromorphic devices and systems.
Alison Turnbull is a visual artist, working with painting, drawing and architecture. Based in London, she is represented by Matt's Gallery.
Elsa Arcaute is a theoretical physicist and dancer. She is Associate Professor at the Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL.
Hugo Glendinning is a photographer and filmmaker. He has worked with many leading British theatre and dance companies.
Lucy Harrison's work takes the form of installations, films, audio and books. Her projects are often collaborative and involve the participation of people who live or work in the places where they take place, exploring how the history of a place often resonates in the present day in unconscious ways.
Efstathia Kostopoulou is a Doctoral Researcher at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. Her work spans across urban design and heritage to media architecture and the publics. Her current research looks into affective digital and physical experiences that relate public spaces to local memory and culture.
Trellis would like to thank local historians Peter Williams and Mark Gorman, Hackney Archives, London Metropolitan Archives, University of East London Archives and Newham Archives and Local Studies Library for their support. Thanks also to artist Clare Qualmann and the community herbalist Rasheeqa Ahmad for the workshops.