THE BOAT IN THE MORNING

ON 23 April an artist collective known as the Futurefarmers will sail into Jersey on board the RS10 Christiania, as they travel from Oslo to Istanbul with the Seed Journey. On board are will be five artists, two captains, a navigator and a cook.

Afterwards they will move on to Samarès Manor for baking and fresh bread from the ovens, music by the Jersey Ukelele Club, a grain exchange and the chance to get to know one another.

This is the official launch event of’ The Morning Boat’  -  a new

programme of public art projects, exploring and reflecting on agricultural and fishing practices in Jersey and the impact these have on people's lives – takes place on 23 April, from 2pm.

The location is the Albert pontoon, St Helier Marina .(berth to be confirmed).

There will be music, food and good company.

Trailer-transfers will be provided to and from Samarès Manor.

If you are unable to join the Futurefarmers, they will be taking part in the Jersey Boat Show on 29April and a presentation at Quétivel Mill on 27 April, preceded by a guided tour of St Peter’s Valley with the National Trust.

They will return to Jersey later in the year to develop a project based on the research they conduct during their first visit.

*To reserve a space: for 23 April, tel: 01534 482898 / 07797865229

Email: morningboat@arts.je

 

The Seed Journey by the Futurefarmers is an art project and community event that explores a largely unknown story that has shaped Jersey’s history, economy, culture and society.

It is a project by the internationally renowned artist collective

Futurefarmers, who are sailing the RS-10 Christiania, an 1895 wooden rescue boat from Oslo to Istanbul, while conducting research into the

role grains have played in shaping our culture and society and the notion of the commons in relation to agricultural practices.

The sailing ships functions as a library of rare grains that are collected and shared throughout the journey, an exchange of

knowledge between bakers, farmers, scientists, historians, brewers and communities, a radio station, a workshop, school and museum, a bakery and much more.

The Seed Journey will drop anchor in Jersey for seven days, engaging with local experts to conduct research, hosting workshops with local schools, presenting the Seed Journey at public events, working with a brewery to create a special edition beer, etc.

In September and October two artists will return to continue their research and develop a live event in Jersey.

See http://www.futurefarmers.com / http://www.flatbreadsociety.net