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Psychogeographical mapping of coincidence in Leeds and Dortmund. Drifting through superimposed narratives of two cities at once.
||| Leeds Walk, 8th december 2002: Press
The first Superimposed City Tour is due to take place
in Leeds. Details are contained in this press release from Pavilion.
If you would like to join the walk, please contact Pavilion. Tel: 0113
243 1749. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Superimposed City Tours: The Leeds - Dortmund Project
an experiment in creative urban walking
||Sunday 8 December, 1pm
||Leeds Railway Station (outside
For more information or to book a place for the walk please contact Pavilion
on 0113 243 1749 or email email@example.com. Places are limited.
To avoid disappointment please book in advance.
Superimposed City Tours: The Leeds - Dortmund Project is a project
by Huddersfield based artist Graeme Murrell commissioned by Pavilion,
a Leeds based new media arts organisation.
The artist has researched historical and present day comparisons between
the twinned cities of Leeds and Dortmund. In particular he has focused
on the urban geography of both cities during the Second World War, a time
when the architecture and populace of both cities was radically changed.
The artist has researched both cities to locate areas of specific significance,
through photographs, written/spoken testimony and major architectural
For this project, which will include a website, guided walk and future
exhibition, Graeme has superimposed the maps of both cities in order to
locate areas of mutual physical and psychological disruption. This process
has revealed points of significance that overlap. For the artist this
has formed 'nodes, in what is effectively a third, virtual space, which
is a composite of the two real spaces'.
This 'virtual' space of overlap between the two cities will be the location
for a unique guided walk, led by the artist. The walk will explore the
shared environments of Leeds and Dortmund, by visiting significant locations
in Leeds City Centre and by visiting Dortmund via a series of 360 degree
panoramas on a laptop computer. The walk invites participants to navigate
the fictional third city and to observe the effects of superimposed geographical
setting on the mood and behaviour of the group.
This event is an experiment in Unitary Urbanism: "the combined use of
art and technology leading to the integrated construction of an environment
dynamically linked to behavioural experiments." * Be prepared. Pack personal
* Definitions, Internationale Situationniste #1, 1958
Graeme Murrell's professional background is in digital media, writing,
collage art, and music. He has recently graduated from the University
of Huddersfield with a 1st Class degree in BA (Hons) Multimedia Design.
He established and developed the website Monocular Times (www.monoculartimes.co.uk),
which has received over 100,000 visits in its first 9 months, and has
recently set up IPBA, the Institute for the Preservation of Bad Art.
Pavilion is a Leeds-based arts organisation, which works with artists
on a range of projects exploring the creative uses of new media.
For more information please contact Rebecca Shatwell at Pavilion on 0113
243 1749 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is supported by Pavilion
and The Royal Armouries.
Particular thanks to Rebecca Shatwell for helping to organise & publicise this event.