The School of Arts & Media is collaborating with the University of Salford Engineering Society and the Manchester Tramway Museum Society to create a touring exhibition and performances connected with the construction of a replica of a ‘Tank Tram’.
A Tank Tram is a tram ‘disguised’ as tank, used as a war bond fundraising stunt in 1916. The stunt is being revived and the Tank Tram will travel in the region in 2016 as a focal point for a current debate about the relationship between new technology and war.
As part of the First World War Centenary Commemorations at Wigan Life Museums, Salford Art Gallery & Museum and central Manchester, members of Manchester Tramway Museum Society are constructing the tank alongside engineering students, performance students are working with Carran Waterfield of Triangle Theatre to devise performance elements, media students are documenting the process, and art and design students are working on exhibition panel design with professional designer Val Evans.
This installation will showcase Albert The Tank Tram as a focus for interdisciplinary collaboration within the University of Salford and with community performers.
Wednesday 1st June
University of Salford,
MediaCityUK Plot B4,
Salford Quays, M50 2HE
Foyer and Egg Suite
12 – 4pm
Showing as part of Create Salford 2016.
Live Performance, Talks and Audio-Visual material will be presented as part of a work-in-progress sharing of progress on building Albert the ‘Tank Tram’.
The installation at MediaCity will showcase work-in-progress on Albert The Tank Tram as a focus for interdisciplinary collaboration within the University of Salford and with community participants, working towards the exhibition and performances for museums touring from September 2016.
Funded by Heritage Lottery Fund.