Artist Loraine Leeson and The Geezers invite you to celebrate their latest venture in the Active Energy arts project. A floating water wheel is being placed in the River Lee close to an historic tidal mill. The outflow from the mill pool will turn the wheel, which will then drive an aerator to oxygenate the water and counteract the effects of pollution on the river’s fish and wildlife.
3.30 – 5pm Saturday 13th May 2017 at House Mill, Three Mill Lane, Bromley-by-Bow, London E3 3DU
Part of National Mills Weekend.
The Geezers started working on Active Energy with artist Loraine Leeson in 2008. Together they involved engineers, created an exhibition proposing tidal turbines on the Thames Barrier, later testing one of these turbines in the Thames and running workshops involving intergenerational mentoring around sustainable energy at a local school, resulting in a turbine4driven lightwork installed on the roof of Appian Court Age UK centre in Bow.
This latest phase of Active Energy is supported by the Hydrocitizenship initiative. Engineer Toby Borland has worked with the team, advised by Thames 21’s Love the Lea, to realise the project. The wheel’s low-cost open source design will be posted on the project web site so that others can take up the idea.