City Scribe; Leeds Town Hall (2012)

City Scribe took place as part of Ludus Festival, Leeds in June 2012

In Leeds the City Scribe was sited behind the Town Hall and apparently scaled the building, playfully observing the city’s architecture, atmosphere and its flows of people through movement and text. This performance was part of the Ludus Festival’s City Walk – a tour of the city starting at The University of Leeds’ Parkinson’s Building, leading participants into the city centre, via a series of city-based interventions.

The City Scribe measures, marks and reflects on the city, inviting local people to reflect on it too.

Further Info:
City Scribe is artistic practice as research and research as artistic practice. It is a series of interventions into city space. People (audiences) see this work incidentally/accidentally as they encounter it on the street. Sometimes the work is also part of a curated programme.

The methodological approach is centred around the performative actions of the City Scribe. These solo performances are accompanied by a gathering body of additional ‘data’ relating to these actions; GPS tracking, photographic and video documentation, writing, drawing and other mapping activities.

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Image credits: Jonathan Turner