This project was always ambitious. We said it in the funding application to Arts Council England, and this has proved itself as we’ve worked through a 7 month process of on street research, gathering and working with 40 volunteer participants, 6 community web videographers, 5 performance makers, making and launching a large scale video installation, an interactive map and finally a live performance. It’s a ...
21st August, Saint-Arroman, France. It is now under two weeks until we start rehearsals again for ‘This City’s Centre’. I’m in France, sitting outside, the kitchen window open with the constant sound of insects humming, buzzing and swarming around me. I’m wondering whether we’ve found a space for the performance while I’ve been away. The map has been launched. The exhibition ...
After 5 days spent working in full view of the public at the former Oggy Oggy pasty shop on Queen St, This City’s Centre has taken on a new, and perhaps slightly anarchic, energy and momentum. It’s what seems to take place when members of the public respond with curiosity to ...
When StuartWhen When --> When Stuart Crewes said he was organising an Exeter event curating art that you can’t buy, into non-gallery spaces across the city – we couldn’t miss out. We like making mobile objects that recycle old stuff. We like sharing videos in unusual spaces. ...
A fluffy boom mic, a placard, and headphones. This is how we hit the city centre in small groups over the day. The brief? Getting a sense of how people relate to this city’s centre, what they perceive as centre and the views from their windows in relation to that. We sketch out some questions at the beginning of the day, but other than that we’re ...
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Events List 2013
6pm, 21 March - Public meeting Exeter Phoenix. Find out how to get more involved in This City's Centre.
21-23 March – 5 Minutes Dreaming... as part of NOSE.
1pm, Thursday 6 June - Performance fragments and live views as part of IGNITE at the Bikedshed Theatre.
23 July - 22 Sept - Part 1. Window. Video installation at Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum.
21 Aug Part 2. Linger. Public map action to launch the interactive city walk.
10 Aug weekly series – Micro-documentaries hit the streets/online. A collaboration with Exeter Phoenix Film Bursary programme.
13 September - Private Views and Public Art. A public talk at RAMM about the making of the installation with Volkhardt Müller and John Wylie.
17-21 September - Part 3. Here, Now. Digital performance as part of UNEXPECTED, Exeter City Council's Festival of Outdoor Arts.
12th & 13th December - Digital Documentaries screening as part of @ Short Nights at Exeter Phoenix.