Saturday, June 28, 2014

Walk the Line - Changing Landscapes

WALK THE LINE - Changing Landscapes 

This video shows people of Kings Norton 3 Estates taking part in Changing Landscapes 'Walk the Line' a Public Artwork comissioned by Birmingham City Council.

Artist Maurice Maguire with Rob Colbourne surveyed the route of the Wast Hill canal tunnel that passes under the Kings Norton 3 Estates Birmingham UK and marked it with blue on the surface. Residents were then invited to meet and join Maurice, Rob, Paul Conneally, Rob Hewitt and others to 'walk the line'.

During the walk participants were encoraged to engage with their surroundings and the canal below them via short talks from Maurice Maguire that gave an insight on the history and importance of the canal tunnel below the estate on the landscape and spaces of the 3 Estaes today. Paul Conneally introduced walkers to haikai ways of seeing everyday things, writing haiku and sharing them back with others in the Kings 3 Cafe after the walk.

Changing Landscapes is an artist led project conceived by Maurice Maguire
Changing Landscapes is curated by Maurice Maguire and Rob Hewitt.

This movie is part of the collection: Community Video

Director: Paul Conneally
Producer: Paul Conneally
Production Company: haikumania
Sponsor: Changing Landscapes - Birmingham City Council
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Keywords: Maurice MaguirePaul ConneallyRob ColbourneRob HewittKings Norton3 Etstatespsychogeography;transliteratehaikuhaiku hikemappingartperformance art

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