Published: 19 January 2018 at 10:26
Exhibition will track journey from Liverpool Street to Cambridge – by foot rather than train
A new exhibition examining the concept of 'place' will open in Cambridge later this month – and an Anglia Ruskin University academic will be contributing in a rather unique way.
Dr Véronique Chance, Course Leader for the MA in Fine Art at Anglia Ruskin, will be live streaming her usual commute from London to Cambridge. But rather than taking the train, she will be travelling the 60 miles from Liverpool Street station by foot.
The Art Language Location exhibition, which is taking place at the Ruskin Gallery at Anglia Ruskin and Gallery 9 on Norfolk Street, begins on 25 January, and keen runner Véronique, who has circumnavigated the M25 for a previous art project, is planning to time her arrival to coincide with the official opening event at 5pm on Thursday, 1 February.
Véronique’s journey will be tracked by GPS and images of her surroundings will be sent from her phone to the Ruskin Gallery, where they will be projected onto a physical paper map, allowing visitors to follow her progress. She will be running the route in four stages, allowing time for both her body and her technology to recharge, and various clothing and accessories used during the trip will then form part of the Ruskin Gallery exhibition.
The Art Language Location exhibition also features artists from Italy, Slovenia and Bosnia & Herzegovina, while Cambridge artist and former Anglia Ruskin student Jo Miller will be asking visitors to reveal when and where they were happiest. The responses, written on postcards, will form part of the exhibition at Gallery 9.
Robert Good, Chair of Art Language Location and an Anglia Ruskin MA Fine Art graduate, said:
The free exhibition 'PLACE: Relinking, Relating, Relaying' runs from 25 January until 17 February. The Ruskin Gallery is open 10am-4.30pm, Monday-Saturday, and further information about Art Language Location is available at https://artlanguagelocation.org/.