This City’s Centre – a digital triptych for Exeter… and cities everywhere
Inspired by views from the windows of 40 Exeter residents, This City’s Centre is a collaborative digital arts project in three distinct and inter-related parts – installation, city walk and live performance. Researched and devised with input from local people, the works are designed to be experienced both as singular activities or combined in any order.
This City’s Centre 1. Window – A two channel video/sound installation offering a progressive image that gently probes the boundaries between private and public life. Exhibited at Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum 23 July – 22 Sept.
This City’s Centre 2. Linger – an interactive mapped walk of Exeter views can be bought for £2 at outlets across the city.
This City’s Centre 3. Here, Now – a live performance with video streaming showing as part of Unexpected, Exeter’s new arts festival 17-21 September. Tickets £10/£8 from Exeter Phoenix. View aspects of the performance live online using the LIVE STREAM link on this website.
A dispersed portrait of the rural English city of Exeter, This City’s Centre is an invitation to discover more about how daily life in any British provincial city centre affects us, provokes us, and defines us, both as residents – and visitors. Watch out for other small and surprising events happening as part of the wider development of the project.
This City’s Centre is devised and produced by Blind Ditch with associate artists. The project is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and Exeter City Council. The project is delivered in partnership with RAMM, Exeter Phoenix and Exeter College with support from Arts and Culture at the University of Exeter, i-DAT, Guildhall Shopping Centre and the Bikeshed Theatre.