Archive for May, 2007

Local correspondence

May 24, 2007

One of the nicest reactions to 41 Places – and there have been a good number – comes in today’s Evening Argus, the local Brighton paper.

The 41st Brighton Festival draws to a close this Sunday.

Can I urge even those of you who think the whole event is a waste of time and energy to do one thing before it ends – take yourself for a walk. Forty-one Places is 41 true stories, installed in the places where they happened.

From the story written on paving stones outside the Brighton Centre to the “postcard” in a newsagent in the North Laine, this is a treasure hunt to help even those who were born here rediscover the remarkable city we live in – and it’s free.

Thanks also to Aby who commented below asking Brighton & Hove council to make it permament. At this stage all reactions are incredibly useful… please add feedback to the post below or send it as email.

 

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Podcast

May 23, 2007

We now have a podast on iTunes with chapters read by John Telfer of The Archers.

No 16

May 22, 2007

The estate agents’ sign, story No 16, seems to have been stolen.

Feedback

May 22, 2007

Have you enjoyed 41 Places? Did you find many of the stories? Did you notice other people reading any of the stories? Which stories worked? What did you think of it as an artwork.

This is the last week of 41 Places. Soon we’ll be taking down the artworks and putting some of them up for sale. We worked with a variety of funding bodies – and hope to do so again. With such a large-scale piece of work it is really hard to assess the impact it has had. Any feedback you can give us on 41 Places is really useful. Let us know your thoughts. Or sign the guestbook below.

Our Guestbook

May 22, 2007

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Audio

May 19, 2007

No. 3 Anything can happen at this time of night

Story read by John Tefler

41 Places:41 Books

May 18, 2007

Richard Wolfstrome is just completing designs for 41 Places: 41 Books, the limited-edition book which includes his artwork, Kenny Laurenson’s photographs of Standard 8’s installations, and William Shaw’s stories. You can see a sample of it here.

Each cover will be different, numbered from 1 to 41.

Front Row

May 16, 2007

That Kirsty Lang interview is still available as an mp3 file here.

Kenny Laurenson

May 14, 2007

Kenny’s special photos of 41 Places are now up on the site. Follow the story links to see them. Kenny, Richard and William will be creating a book 41 Places: 41 Books at the end of the exhibition, published by UnMadeUp. There will be 41 numbered editions, each copy unique, each selling for £41. To reserve your copy, email unmadeup@mac.com.

Placehunting (3)

May 14, 2007

theaeblackthorn (“there is this really cool thing they’re doing for the Brighton Festival”) is up to twenty. Jane Dallaway has now photographed 30. Donna Close – who acted as liaison on behalf of Brighton and Hove Council – texted to say: “took 7 hours but we got 38”.