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Artist-led walks

OpenCity Nine Elms/Art Night 2018

7 July 6.30-8pm, 8.30-10pm, 11pm-12.30am, 1-2.30am, 3-4.30am

Photo credit: Mickey Lee for Nine Elms on the South Bank

OpenCity Nine Elms is part of the programme for Art Night, London’s largest free contemporary arts festival, transforming the city annually for one unforgettable night with a series of artist projects in extraordinary locations http://artnight.london

Originally commissioned by curator Rosie Hermon for the Winter Trails: Remapping Nine Elms festival in December 2017, OpenCity Nine Elms is an accessible and immersive guided sound walk that takes participants from the riverside at St George’s Wharf, past the new US Embassy and other developments, concluding in the back streets of the Savona Estate.  Within the augmented reality of the soundwalk opportunities are created for personal speculation on place, time and the processes of change.

The sound files for the walk (OpenCity Nine Elms parts 1-4) can be downloaded in advance from https://soundcloud.com/beechbuchanan/sets/opencity-nine-elms
 for participants to experience via their own devices. On-ear headphones are required. Alternatively pre-loaded iPods and headphones can be borrowed at the start of each walk. 

Participants are reminded to dress appropriately for the time of day/night and weather conditions

Places on the walks are limited. Book via
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opencity-nine-elms-tickets-45551851815

Returns

The Returns project is returning to Stoke-on-Trent, with a series of workshops throughout 2018 culminating in an exhibition at Airspace Gallery 30 November until 20 December

22 June-23 June
Part of the programme for Nottingham Refugee Week 2018 www.nottinghamrefugeeweek.org.uk
this workshop at Playworks, Alfred Street North, Nottingham involves using clay to explore aspects of the participants’ experience of migration to Nottingham. The two days will involve sharing stories, handling clay and recording thoughts, memories and experiences.


Independent walks

The sound files for the following walks are available for download together with maps so they can be experienced independently

OpenCity Nine Elms

Photo credit: Mickey Lee for Nine Elms on the South Bank

A soundwalk commissioned by curator Rosie Hermon, part of the Winter Trails: Remapping Nine Elms festival http://nineelmslondon.com/events/winter-trails-remapping-nine-elms/opencity-nine-elms. Participants will be led together on an accessible and immersive soundwalk through the area undergoing massive redevelopment. Within the augmented reality of the soundwalk opportunities are created for personal speculation on place, time and the processes of change. Download tracks at https://soundcloud.com/beechbuchanan/sets/opencity-nine-elms

Pentrich Rising

To mark the bicentenary of the ill-fated Pentrich revolt sound artist Andrew Brown composed three soundwalks, each a creative response to the events of June 1817. Fellow artists collaborating on the project include Leigh Toro, Agnes Williams, Benedik Williams, Alasdair Thurston-Ambrose and Harry Freestone. https://soundcloud.com/beechbuchanan/south-wingfield-1

Oblique Cartographies, Wirksworth

An app-based soundwalk collaboration with visual artist, Geoff Diego Litherland and photographer George Miles for the Wirksworth Festival 2016, commissioned by D-Lab, a digital art project bringing the best new media artists and artworks to a live audience.
http://www.wirksworthfestival.co.uk/events/oblique-cartographies-wirksworth

The 'Oblique Cartographies', app through which the Summer Lane walk and others around the town can be accessed is available via the App store