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NOW Festival : 17th October – 2nd November 2003
Terrestrial - preview

Howard Matthew
Car Park on top of the Broadmarsh Centre
Time: Saturday: 12.00-15.00, 18.00-21.00 hrs Sunday: 12.00- 15.00hrs
Tickets: Free
Dates: 1st and 2nd November 2003
The viewer uses the telescope to track the artist as he moves across the city - giving a unique social and historical view of Nottingham.
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The NOW Festival, now in its 14th year, has established itself as one of the most highly regarded new art festivals in Britain and hosts a wealth of national and international artists, performers and photographers.

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Terrestrial is a series of guided journeys across Nottingham city centre using a mini-disc Walkman and telescope.

It is an intimate performance, offering a one-to-one encounter for the viewer, who uses the telescope to track the artist as he moves across the city.

The journey treads a path between the historic and the mundane, giving the audience a unique social and historical view of Nottingham.

The positioning of the telescope affords a panoramic view of the city.

The telescope will be housed in an outdoor shelter that will dictate the viewpoint of the viewer, as well as provide a welcome relief from Nottingham’s harsher elements.

The visual journey is accompanied by a recording that acts as guidance notes along these predetermined routes, effectively determining the duration of the performance.

Terrestrial is an investigation into the relationship between viewing, social space and the city.

It is an attempt to reframe the urban by asking us to consider our own performativity within the built environment.

Due to the limited size of the audience, the performance will be scheduled at specific times and audience members may have to sign up a designated time.
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