Saturday, 8 October 2005

The Barnes Bun Architecture Biennale

Photos by Natalia Charogianni

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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.

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