Its been a very busy couple of months preparing for the launch of Operation Deep Freeze (ODF), our collaboration with Lisa Cheung. ODF is a mobile sculpture that hides a secret. It makes ice creams! But not just any old ice creams, these are ice creams created by participants in the project using a wide range of fruits, herbs and vegetables, spices and extracts. As the summer progresses we will also be harvesting the edibles we planted at schools and community groups and using them to flavour the ice creams.
To develop the project we have been working with schools, community gardens and artists to develop a fun workshop format which we have recently piloted at Assembly in Deptford and the East Greenwich Pleasaunce. We have also been testing a school workshop with our partner schools including Halstow Primary School, St Alfege's School and Robert Owen School.
Now ODF is part of the fabulouse Chelsea Fringe and we will be hosting more ice cream making and tasting sessions as part of the alternative garden festival. You can keep up with the progress of Operation Deep Freeze on the dedicated blog page at www.operationdeepfreeze.com