Author Archives: Masterton

Goonhilly Village Green website

The Goonhilly Village Green website is now live. Visit for details of the event and other Goonhilly related ephemera. http://goonhillyvillagegreen.wordpress.com

Goonhilly Village Green website

The Goonhilly Village Green website is now live. Visit for details of the event and other Goonhilly related ephemera. http://goonhillyvillagegreen.wordpress.com

Goonhilly Village Green is go!

Goonhilly Village Green is an exciting new project, supported by Arts Council England and led by artists Sara Bowler and Elizabeth Masterton. On Saturday 26th September 2015 we will host an open event on Goonhilly Downs, celebrating its unique landscape,

Goonhilly Village Green is go!

Goonhilly Village Green is an exciting new project, supported by Arts Council England and led by artists Sara Bowler and Elizabeth Masterton. On Saturday 26th September 2015 we will host an open event on Goonhilly Downs, celebrating its unique landscape,

Archaeologists in Residence

Walking Papa Westray, Antonia Thomas and Daniel Lee, 2013 Came across this site today, two archaeologists-in-residence at the Papay Gyro Nights festival in the Orkneys organised by Land Art Papa Westray. View the full paper: http://archaeologistsinresidence.wordpress.com/ Land Art Papa Westray

Archaeologists in Residence

Walking Papa Westray, Antonia Thomas and Daniel Lee, 2013 Came across this site today, two archaeologists-in-residence at the Papay Gyro Nights festival in the Orkneys organised by Land Art Papa Westray. View the full paper: http://archaeologistsinresidence.wordpress.com/ Land Art Papa Westray

KraftMaus portable renewables unit

To solve our problem of powering events at HAPPIDROME off-grid, Sara approached Exeter University’s BSc Renewable Energy course at Camborne School of Mines in Cornwall. In response to Sara’s brief and with support from Exeter’s Proof of Concept fund, third

KraftMaus portable renewables unit

To solve our problem of powering events at HAPPIDROME off-grid, Sara approached Exeter University’s BSc Renewable Energy course at Camborne School of Mines in Cornwall. In response to Sara’s brief and with support from Exeter’s Proof of Concept fund, third

Summary of Happidrome Four

Happidrome Four was presented at the former WW2 RAF Dry Tree radar station on the Lizard peninsular in Cornwall. It involved five artists creating and presenting new work in response to the site over the weekend of 11-12 September 2010.

Summary of Happidrome Four

Happidrome Four was presented at the former WW2 RAF Dry Tree radar station on the Lizard peninsular in Cornwall. It involved five artists creating and presenting new work in response to the site over the weekend of 11-12 September 2010.

Sara Bowler on Space>Hopper Travel Scheme

Bruce’s piece questioned acceptable uses of the countryside and asked participants to consider how it is both used and managed for the future. If the land is no longer the source of food, what is it for? By encouraging people

Sara Bowler on Space>Hopper Travel Scheme

Bruce’s piece questioned acceptable uses of the countryside and asked participants to consider how it is both used and managed for the future. If the land is no longer the source of food, what is it for? By encouraging people

Piskey Farm of Croft Noweth

Abandoned briar at Croft Noweth Tale of the Croft Noweth piskies, Anon. Location map showing paths to Croft Noweth on Goonhilly Downs peeping piskies   dancing group piskey look out elderly piskey watcher family returning from piskey hunting

Piskey Farm of Croft Noweth

Abandoned briar at Croft Noweth Tale of the Croft Noweth piskies, Anon. Location map showing paths to Croft Noweth on Goonhilly Downs peeping piskies   dancing group piskey look out elderly piskey watcher family returning from piskey hunting

Programme

11 September 11am-4pm Bruce Davies: ‘Space Hopper 2010’ takes place around the site – wear suitable clothing for active sports Patrick Lowry: Hidden Agenda, installation in the Happidrome Kate Ogley: Sound installation within the Happidrome Sara Bowler: ‘Goonhilly Taskscape’, installation

Programme

11 September 11am-4pm Bruce Davies: ‘Space Hopper 2010’ takes place around the site – wear suitable clothing for active sports Patrick Lowry: Hidden Agenda, installation in the Happidrome Kate Ogley: Sound installation within the Happidrome Sara Bowler: ‘Goonhilly Taskscape’, installation

HAPPIDROME FOUR 11-12 SEPTEMBER 2010

Happidrome Four presents the work of five artists – Sovay Berriman, Sara Bowler, Bruce Davies, Patrick Lowry and Kate Ogley. Each has responded in their own unique way to the site, drawing on its history and location to generate new

HAPPIDROME FOUR 11-12 SEPTEMBER 2010

Happidrome Four presents the work of five artists – Sovay Berriman, Sara Bowler, Bruce Davies, Patrick Lowry and Kate Ogley. Each has responded in their own unique way to the site, drawing on its history and location to generate new

RAF Drytree building identification project

Elizabeth Masterton has been working with researcher Benjamin Oldcorn to unravel the mysteries of some of the derelict buildings on the RAF Drytree site. The RAF Dry Tree/Goonhilly NNR Building Identification Project report was commissioned by Natural England to form

RAF Drytree building identification project

Elizabeth Masterton has been working with researcher Benjamin Oldcorn to unravel the mysteries of some of the derelict buildings on the RAF Drytree site. The RAF Dry Tree/Goonhilly NNR Building Identification Project report was commissioned by Natural England to form

HAPPIDROME THREE, SUMMER 2009

HAPPIDROME THREE took place across the Summer of 2009 and encompassed animation, film, video, sculpture, sound, installation, performance, participation, flooding, raving, perambulating and er..shouting. Some of the events were open to the public, others were private events, or for invited

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HAPPIDROME THREE, SUMMER 2009

HAPPIDROME THREE took place across the Summer of 2009 and encompassed animation, film, video, sculpture, sound, installation, performance, participation, flooding, raving, perambulating and er..shouting. Some of the events were open to the public, others were private events, or for invited

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Rupert White’s Digidrome

Rupert White has created an interactive 3D model of the interior of the R-Block, entitled ‘Digidrome’ (stills shown above). You can navigate around the building via the following link: http://www.rupertwhite.co.uk/virtual_worlds/Digidrome.html (requires download of a free web player) Rupert has suggested

Rupert White’s Digidrome

Rupert White has created an interactive 3D model of the interior of the R-Block, entitled ‘Digidrome’ (stills shown above). You can navigate around the building via the following link: http://www.rupertwhite.co.uk/virtual_worlds/Digidrome.html (requires download of a free web player) Rupert has suggested

In search for the other-performance images

Performance stills from ‘In Search of the Other’. All images by Oliver Rudkin. For more images, visit the artists’ website http://www.zierlecarterliveart.com/

In search for the other-performance images

Performance stills from ‘In Search of the Other’. All images by Oliver Rudkin. For more images, visit the artists’ website http://www.zierlecarterliveart.com/

The17 perform ‘RECEIVE/TRANSMIT’

———- The17 are: Jonny Ambrose Caitlin Desilvey Sara Gadd Christine Haven Caroline Healy Jessie Higginson Lisa Lucas Elizabeth Masterton Eric Masterton Hannah Maughan-Robb Carol Patten Lizzie Ridout Bryony Rogerson Andy Rossiter Katherine Smith Adam Stringer Mike Westley Thanks to you

The17 perform ‘RECEIVE/TRANSMIT’

———- The17 are: Jonny Ambrose Caitlin Desilvey Sara Gadd Christine Haven Caroline Healy Jessie Higginson Lisa Lucas Elizabeth Masterton Eric Masterton Hannah Maughan-Robb Carol Patten Lizzie Ridout Bryony Rogerson Andy Rossiter Katherine Smith Adam Stringer Mike Westley Thanks to you

THE SEAT OF CYCLOPS

New work presented last weekend at HAPPIDROME; this time WITH sound. The images below show a glimpse of how the projection interacted with the fabric of the building, a little window on dilapidation. They remind me of prints that I

THE SEAT OF CYCLOPS

New work presented last weekend at HAPPIDROME; this time WITH sound. The images below show a glimpse of how the projection interacted with the fabric of the building, a little window on dilapidation. They remind me of prints that I

OVEMB

New work presented at HAPPIDROME this weekend. It looked great projected on the wall of the bunker. View the Powerpoint here

OVEMB

New work presented at HAPPIDROME this weekend. It looked great projected on the wall of the bunker. View the Powerpoint here

Bunker building at the Barbican

Polish artist Robert Kusmirowski is building a replica WW2 bunker in the Barbican….Here’s the slightly breathless blurb from the Barbican website! “See The Curve transformed into a World War Two-era bunker! For his first UK solo show, Polish artist Robert

Bunker building at the Barbican

Polish artist Robert Kusmirowski is building a replica WW2 bunker in the Barbican….Here’s the slightly breathless blurb from the Barbican website! “See The Curve transformed into a World War Two-era bunker! For his first UK solo show, Polish artist Robert

October events at Happidrome

Yes October is upon us already, and HAPPIDROME 3 finishes up with two events. Cat Bagg will present a site-specific video installation on Saturday 3 October in the R-Block. Its an open event and you can visit between 12-6pm. Eagle

October events at Happidrome

Yes October is upon us already, and HAPPIDROME 3 finishes up with two events. Cat Bagg will present a site-specific video installation on Saturday 3 October in the R-Block. Its an open event and you can visit between 12-6pm. Eagle

september happ(i)nings..part deux

September events at HAPPIDROME continue on Saturday 26th September with two open events. Sara Bowler, Elizabeth Masterton and Paul Ridout will be showing documentary work of some of their experiments this season, plus some new offerings. Paul Carter and Alexandra

september happ(i)nings..part deux

September events at HAPPIDROME continue on Saturday 26th September with two open events. Sara Bowler, Elizabeth Masterton and Paul Ridout will be showing documentary work of some of their experiments this season, plus some new offerings. Paul Carter and Alexandra

in search for the other

In search for the other… an experiment of a human radar system – sounding out, sensing, recording, mapping out, interacting, listening, ripping off and tacking on, relying on the inner senses, whilst the outer senses are muffled and distorted. Traversing

in search for the other

In search for the other… an experiment of a human radar system – sounding out, sensing, recording, mapping out, interacting, listening, ripping off and tacking on, relying on the inner senses, whilst the outer senses are muffled and distorted. Traversing

Building Arthur

These images are taken from the BT Archive and show the demolition of the RAF Drytree radar buildings, and the construction of Aerial No.1, “Arthur”. The construction of Arthur was undertaken by the Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company in December

Building Arthur

These images are taken from the BT Archive and show the demolition of the RAF Drytree radar buildings, and the construction of Aerial No.1, “Arthur”. The construction of Arthur was undertaken by the Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company in December

september happ(i)nings

After a brief summer break, HAPPIDROME 3 continues with work by Sara Bowler and Nick Wootton. Both are open events, so come see: Sara Bowler ‘Pool’ Saturday 29th August to Monday 31 August Exhibition open 2-4pm each day Nick Wootton

september happ(i)nings

After a brief summer break, HAPPIDROME 3 continues with work by Sara Bowler and Nick Wootton. Both are open events, so come see: Sara Bowler ‘Pool’ Saturday 29th August to Monday 31 August Exhibition open 2-4pm each day Nick Wootton

TX/RX

350ft steel transmitter tower (East Coast variant) and 240ft wooden receiver tower (drawings sourced from ‘Twentieth Century Fortifications in England:Volume VII I Acoustics and Radar’ by Colin Dobinson, Council for British Archaeology, 2000)ant

TX/RX

350ft steel transmitter tower (East Coast variant) and 240ft wooden receiver tower (drawings sourced from ‘Twentieth Century Fortifications in England:Volume VII I Acoustics and Radar’ by Colin Dobinson, Council for British Archaeology, 2000)ant

PIXELH8 AT HAPPIDROME

HAPPIDROME is super excited to announce that internationally renowned chip tune musician and artist Matthew C Applegate, also known as Pixelh8, will be visiting us to make recordings for a new work, ‘Call and Response’. Matthew makes his music from

PIXELH8 AT HAPPIDROME

HAPPIDROME is super excited to announce that internationally renowned chip tune musician and artist Matthew C Applegate, also known as Pixelh8, will be visiting us to make recordings for a new work, ‘Call and Response’. Matthew makes his music from

Forgotten Memory

This is the memory of the first commercial computer, UNIVAC 1. The following is taken from the IEEE Spectrum blog http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/hardware/core-memories “…J. Presper Eckert, co-­inventor of the UNIVAC, and four other members of the Institute of Radio Engineers wrote in

Forgotten Memory

This is the memory of the first commercial computer, UNIVAC 1. The following is taken from the IEEE Spectrum blog http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/hardware/core-memories “…J. Presper Eckert, co-­inventor of the UNIVAC, and four other members of the Institute of Radio Engineers wrote in

JULY HAPPININGS

Elizabeth Masterton and Sara Bowler kick off proceedings for HAPPIDROME 3 this weekend with performances and participation in the R-Block. For more information on each work, visit the Artist’s Blog section of the site. These events are invite only but

JULY HAPPININGS

Elizabeth Masterton and Sara Bowler kick off proceedings for HAPPIDROME 3 this weekend with performances and participation in the R-Block. For more information on each work, visit the Artist’s Blog section of the site. These events are invite only but

EBS/EAS tests

There’s a whole community of people out there making mocked-up videos of Emergency Broadcast Tests, the system used to alert the populous to an imminent catastrophic event. Its curious how many people are attracted to imagining the end of the

EBS/EAS tests

There’s a whole community of people out there making mocked-up videos of Emergency Broadcast Tests, the system used to alert the populous to an imminent catastrophic event. Its curious how many people are attracted to imagining the end of the

HAPPIDROME CALLING STATION X

Happidromers Lizzy and Caitlin are off on an expedition next week to Bletchley Park, home of WW2 codebreaking, as part of Ecologies of Modern Heritage, an interdisciplinary research investigation looking at interpretation and presentation of modern heritage sites. Of course

HAPPIDROME CALLING STATION X

Happidromers Lizzy and Caitlin are off on an expedition next week to Bletchley Park, home of WW2 codebreaking, as part of Ecologies of Modern Heritage, an interdisciplinary research investigation looking at interpretation and presentation of modern heritage sites. Of course

The17 AT HAPPIDROME

This summer, HAPPIDROME is host to Bill Drummond’s project The17. HAPPIDROME’s The17 will be comprised of people with a connection to the HAPPIDROME site. If you have a connection, however tenuous, and want to join us on Saturday 22 August,

The17 AT HAPPIDROME

This summer, HAPPIDROME is host to Bill Drummond’s project The17. HAPPIDROME’s The17 will be comprised of people with a connection to the HAPPIDROME site. If you have a connection, however tenuous, and want to join us on Saturday 22 August,

Caitlin’s Bunker

Corrugated moss inside Tiny Bunker 1 at Drytree

Caitlin’s Bunker

Corrugated moss inside Tiny Bunker 1 at Drytree

‘there’ll always be an England’ redux

After devising ‘there’ll always be an England’ as a participatory work for Happidrome One,  it was recreated during ‘offsite:inside’ curated by Sara Bowler at Newyln Art Gallery, 2008. I was curious to see how the meaning of a site specific

‘there’ll always be an England’ redux

After devising ‘there’ll always be an England’ as a participatory work for Happidrome One,  it was recreated during ‘offsite:inside’ curated by Sara Bowler at Newyln Art Gallery, 2008. I was curious to see how the meaning of a site specific

HAPPIDROME TWO 4-7 OCTOBER 2007

A presentation by BRUCE DAVIES of the CUT/STACK/BURN archive in collaboration with: HAPPIDROME / the HEATH project / Natural England / AGR Supported by The National Trust http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk For more images of this work in situ see our Flickr site

HAPPIDROME TWO 4-7 OCTOBER 2007

A presentation by BRUCE DAVIES of the CUT/STACK/BURN archive in collaboration with: HAPPIDROME / the HEATH project / Natural England / AGR Supported by The National Trust http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk For more images of this work in situ see our Flickr site

HAPPIDROME ONE 7-15 JULY 2007

HAPPIDROME ONE showcased the work of Sara Bowler, Elizabeth Masterton, Steven Paige, Paul Ridout and Alison Sharkey in a disused WW2 radar station located on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall. The building and its environs were major catalysts in the

HAPPIDROME ONE 7-15 JULY 2007

HAPPIDROME ONE showcased the work of Sara Bowler, Elizabeth Masterton, Steven Paige, Paul Ridout and Alison Sharkey in a disused WW2 radar station located on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall. The building and its environs were major catalysts in the