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Psychogeographical mapping of coincidence in Leeds and Dortmund. Drifting through superimposed narratives of two cities at once. The Leeds-Dortmund Project

||| Leeds Walks, 9th & 30th november 2003: Press Release |||
Leeds Walks, 8 and 30 November 2003Leeds Walks, 9 and 30 November 2003

The second series of Superimposed City Tours are 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: admin@pavilion.org.uk

Pavilion Graduate Focus

PRESS RELEASE

Superimposed City Tours: The Leeds - Dortmund Project
an experiment in creative urban walking

Walks: Sunday 9 & 30 November, 2pm
Meeting point: Leeds Railway Station (outside Coopers bar)
Website: www.monoculartimes.co.uk/city-tours/index.shtml

For more information or to book a place for the walk please contact Pavilion on 0113 243 1749 or email admin@pavilion.org.uk. Places are limited. To avoid disappointment please book in advance.


In 2002 Pavilion collaborated with the Royal Armouries to commission recent graduate, Graeme Murrell, to create a new body of work whilst in-residence at the Royal Armouries. The resulting exhibition can be seen at the Royal Armouries during November 2003.

Murrell has superimposed World War Two maps of the twinned cities of Leeds and Dortmund. The result is the revealing of six locations which have significant relationships. The superimpositions offer glimpses of a possible third, virtual city ľ one which reveals itself at those six nodes of overlap, sharing instances of physical territory defined during and after the war.

To complement the exhibition at the Royal Armouries, the artist will conduct two public guided walks of Leeds City Centre. The walks will involve visits to the six important superimposed locations in the virtual city of Leeds-Dortmund, aided by a series of 360 degree panoramas on a laptop computer. These points of overlap offer a new way of looking at the history, people and geography of both cities, involving descriptions and anecdotes about the shared experiences of Leeds and Dortmund.


Editors Notes

The Graduate Focus programme is an initiative of Pavilion to support the creative/professional development of emerging artists.

Graduate Focus is funded through Arts Council England.

Pavilion is a Leeds based creative media arts organisation which supports the development and delivery of innovative media arts initiatives.

For further information contact:
Abby Dix, Projects Manager, Pavilion, 2 Woodhouse Square, Leeds, LS3 1AD
Tel: 0113 2431749
abby@pavilion.org.uk
www.pavilion.org.uk

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Acknowledgements

This event is supported by Pavilion and The Royal Armouries.
Particular thanks to Abby Dix for helping to organise & publicise this event.

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