Heather and Ivan Morison
Tales Of Space And Time, 2008
Attracted by Folkestone’s connection with H.G. Wells, the Morisons constructed a mobile Science Fiction library, Tales Of Space And Time in the style of a 1970s Californian House Truck.
Made popular in America during the Hippy movement, these house trucks, similar to Gypsy caravans, are a symbol of freedom and a nomadic self-sufficient lifestyle. Following this tradition, the Morison's version is hand built using Douglas fir from their arboretum in Wales onto a 1955 Green Goddess, ex army fire engine.
Inside, the truck housed hundreds of Science Fiction classics as well as soft sci-fi furnishings. It is staffed by a local Science Fiction enthusiast.
A series of related talks will be held throughout the summer. The house truck will be a base for a discursive forum where alternate possibilities, time and space can be speculated.
The Morison’s work varies from performance, video, photos, text and audio pieces, to a garden and an arboretum; all modest documentations of naturally occurring man-made phenomena, real and unreal.
The Morisons completed their first Science Fiction novel The Divine Vessel in 2003 and created a bedding scheme for the City of Westminster in spring 2004. The Morisons represented Wales at the 52nd Venice Biennale 2007.