Excited to have received ‘The Soft Landscape’ booklets, which present a snap-shot of the larger archive created during the ‘Habitation’ residency at North West Cambridge between 2014-15. This new iteration in 2017 is all the more poignant now that the pace of change has overtaken the marginal landscape of our investigations from which these artworks originate.

In February 2017 we were invited by Bedford Creative Arts to host one of their Artists’ Supper Clubs.

We created a series of activities that playfully explored the DIY artist’s mind-set. We based these collaborative activities on a series of questions; how can artists activate the local scene, build a network, create an artist led space and make things happen without big money or big cities.

Lotusland estates was a month-long iteration of an ongoing collaborative project between artists Philip Cornett, Richard Dodwell, and Paul Kindersley held at ELAN studio during the month of October 2016.

During 2016-17 Aid & Abet have been hosting and facilitating a series of drop-in workshops at ELAN as part of Circuit, a national programme led by Tate and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation aimed towards young people aged between 15-25 years old.

With the restoration and redevelopment of Cambridge’s Spillers Mill finally nearing completion at Cambridge Station, ELAN hosts a very rare live appearance by Aino Tytti, a musician and sound artist who recently spent a year gathering sounds from Spiller’s huge and long-derelict Millennium Mills — another Victorian flourmill in London docklands.

Hoipolloi used ELAN studio as a test space to try out a new live comedy by BBC award-winning writer, Shôn Dale-Jones about fixing a script, the world and a porcelain figure. A series of these took place in non-theatre venues around Cambridge during the first week of February 2016.

Aid & Abet are pleased to be working in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University on a collaborative project/workshop with the MA Fine Art and Printmaking students.  We have been using the ELAN studio to explore the following creative areas through a series of dedicated hands-on making sessions.

We were invited by Elena Cologni to take part in this day-long symposium as part of the 75th anniversary of the Walter Gropius’ Modernist Building. The day of roundtables, workshops, and performances addressed the following: art and the rural; power embodied in space; memory and place attachment.

An experimental sound, film and visual art event associated to a small group of artists affiliated with Anglia Ruskin University. Recitativo – Fragments from Lucretius and Negri’ is a collaborative work-in-progress that brings together text, voice, sound, music and images.