Bureau of Lost and Found

As a part of Floating Cinema residency at St Katherine Docks Tracy & Hobbs will be creating a project inspired by Mud larking during The Thames Festival September 2014.

Emily Tracy and Lizzy Hobbs will transform the interior of the Floating Cinema to create an old fashioned bureau for lost and found articles from the Thames shoreline.

The Thames is full of property that needs to be recorded so that it might be claimed. The bureau hosts will welcome you on board the Floating Cinema and invite you to share your mudlarking finds with them. The hosts will help you with the official paperwork, making a drawn record ofyour findings, and imagining the story that may have brought the item to the shores of the Thames, looking at who may have owned it, how far it has travelled and how it ended up in the river. The process will be an amusing journey through bureaucracy, forms, rubber stamps and carbon paper, alongside accurate observation and drawing. As a part of the process they will contribute to a collaborative animated film, which will form a record of the precious or humdrum objects from the Thames shoreline.

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