Saturday, 8 October 2005

The Barnes Bun Architecture Biennale

Photos by Natalia Charogianni

More documentation to follow ...

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The Barnes Bun Architecture Biennale
Saturday 8th October 2005
A one-day event incorporating a series of performances and activities at 7 different pavilions in and around Barnes, London, SW13. Pavilions were designed and created by invited architects, artists and designers.
During September 2005, a series of performances (in the run up to the event) were performed by Paul Carr and Patrick Loan on Barnes Green, to publicise the Barnes Bun Architecture Biennale.
Devised, organised and co-ordinated by Paul Carr, Patrick Loan, Bruce McLean and Jim Moyes.

Paul and Patrick designed the Central Pavilion, 43b Barnes Green; a fictitious address inspired by prose written by Paul which included 43 architectural buns, hence 43b.

Transcription of the BARNES BUN ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE flyer:

Saturday 8th Octber 2005

Central Pavilion
Roger McGough (Poet) CBE FRSL
Will lead the Opening Ceremony
Hosted by James Harris and Rebecca Harris
Sonny's Restaurant
94 Church Road Barnes SW13

43b at the Central Pavilion
Paul Carr and Patrick Loan (the Ketchup Boys) will read from the 43 sites proposed to house the 43 Architectural Buns. The ABs are currently stored in their lock-up, Barnes, SW13.

43b (no ordinary address) will be the Bun Showhouse, a showcase for the Barnes Bun and located by the pond in Barnes Green. "It would be nice on castors. The icing on the cake," said Patrick.

Events to date, i.e. BBABs, Bun Ra

* Preceeded by Press Conference

Fifty limited edition Geodesic buns will be served
Pavilion 02a
62 Castelnau
Jim Moyes and Mel Gooding
Guerking with Flying Buntresses [Pavilion]

12:45pm cntd
1 on top, ten at six, five at five, and ten at five
Pavilion 02b
62 Castelnau
Jim Moyes and Mel Gooding
Bunminster Abbey [Pavilion]

The piping of the blue plaque
Pavilion 03
39 Westmoreland Road
Nigel Coates and Sam Hamnett
[Residential Bun Pavilion]
The Residential Bun by Eddie Farrell
Host: Michael DeFreitas

Tea will be provided
Pavilion 04
The Bull's Head Public House
Gary Woodley and Ichia Wu
The Crowded Bun [Pavilion]
Host: Dan Fleming

Dick Emery lurking behind a tree
Pavilion 05
Barnes Green
Will McLean and Victoria Watson
Bird Feed Bun [Pavilion]

Pat has a keen eye on the ball
Pavilion 06
34 Cleveland Road
Will Alsop
Magic Sponge Cake Bun [Pavilion]

Another chocolate eclair will be along in a minute
Pavilion 07
36a Cleveland Road
Bruce McLean and Ivor Heal
Six Horizontal and Three Vertical Chocolate Eclairs [Pavilion]

+ Mobile Pavilion
Flora McLean
Installation: The KB (Kop Cake)

The day would not have been complete without K Beast (Katharine Eastman) for Strap-on-bun technology, William Furlong representing Audio Arts, Steven Lowery representing the BBC (Barnes Bun Correspondent) and the Barnes Bun Architecture Biennale Bun Consultant Sarah Till BBABs (No ordinary qualification).

Please see the official poster by 'Boyce' HERE

Sunday, 2 October 2005

Barnes Bun Architecture Biennale Promotion

What a couple of fine young men. Here are Paul Carr and Patrick Loan gracing the doortep of 43b; what was to be the Central Pavilion for the day of the Barnes Bun Architecture Biennale.
We rang Bruce McLean up on the day we erected 43b and he called round to see us. A regular highlight of the Bun Biennale was meeting with Bruce, and more often than not the sun was always out in Barnes, with exception to the day we performed Bun Rabbit Bun.
Like we said, "We'll get by, without our rabbit pie", or words to that effect.

Eddie Farrell turned up to see us too, and an impression of me and Eddie can be seen talking by 43b in the photograph taken by Patrick from afar and that was eventually used for pages 6-7 of the BOOK: BUN Potential.

More photo opportunities:

Friday, 12 August 2005


We attended performance event Provopolis at the Keir Hardie Hall Working Men's Club in Norwich. The evening was billed as a live participatory event that connected the work of artists, writers and performers with the public within a social space. I don't recollect what the other artists and their performances were like as once we got the coach started and it got quite busy, we couldn't really move about much from where we set up; by the bar incidentally, so we stayed remained parked there for most of the evening.

Patrick Loan (centre): Back a bit, back a bit.
Paul Carr (right): Left a bit, left a bit.

Paul: Watch it.

We did manage to get served at the bar, unbelievably. Patrick's drinking water because he's driving. I do think we look very smart and created a good impression.


Phew! We both had to take the weight off our feet at the end of the evening. I'd had too much to drink. I just wanted to sleep it off on the back seat of the coach. I quite liked the fact that the steering wheel looked more like a cymbal.

Saturday, 6 August 2005

Continental Breakfast Tours INFO POINT

Roll up! Roll up! Come and get it.

This is the Ketchup Boys in full Tour Operating glory, in our efforts to drum up support for the Continental Couch Tour of which we were adopting the role of Tour Operators and contributing to what will be a return trip from London to Norwich on the 20th August. Eddie Farrell, Graham Hayward, Bryan Parsons, Gil Pasternak and Corinna Till had been successful in being selected for East International and invited us to work with them on this project, one of many strands for the work they included for East. Here we are outside Norwich Gallery.

Time was running out and we still needed 'bums on seats'. I dont know if an unsuspecting public were ready for us.

Serving 'Completely Free Tea and Coffee' (from left to right); Corinna, Graham and Gil. Patrick is chancing his arm for a cuppa while I compose myself before informing the public on what the Continental Coach Tour is going to be. I dont think I know, or come to think of it anybody else does. The meetings we'd had with 'the group' had been very productive as far as I was concerned and good spirited, and left me with a positive 'impression'. I think as soon as it came into practice I felt completely immobilised by the thought of having to put ideas into practice. Me and Pat also had to keep an eye on preparations for the Barnes Bun Architecture Biennale. I think we did good.

Thursday, 4 August 2005

Paul and Pat's gaff

Paul and Pat's gaff, Continental Breakfast Coach Tour flyer.

Friday, 1 July 2005

Coach Tour: Proposals Wanted

Proposals wanted, Continental Breakfast Coach Tour flyer. Paul Carr and Patrick Loan pictured in Russell Square, London, WC1B.