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Red Herrings and Chinese Whispers

Date uploaded: May 13, 2013

Red Herrings and Chinese Whispers
Lincoln Art Programme
Brayford Waterfront, Lincoln
25th-27th May 2013

Red Herrings and Chinese Whispers will take place over the May bank holiday, bringing new artists' commissions to Lincoln alongside artists' films, talks and one off events. Exploring the history and rumour of a small inconspicuous island located in the heart of the city centre, Lincoln Art Programme will draw upon historical reference and geographic insight to bring artistic interpretations to the Brayford.

Artist commissions include a new floating neon work by Tim Etchells looking at the parallels between the Brayford Pool and a small adjacent pond, an excursion around the Island with Blue Firth on a swan pedalo accompanied by an audio piece that responds to your GPS location and a precession by Ian Giles which ends in the ceremonial smashing of a future archaeological find.

Lincoln Art Programme have collaborated with NABROAD, to commission Norwegian artists Benedicte Clementsen and Kurt Johannessen, who have developed new performances in response to the Brayford site. Benedicte’s performance responds to the islands single willow tree and looks at local mythology, whilst Kurt Johannessen presents a performance that questions visible realities.

Alongside the commissions will be screenings of The Creation As We Saw It by Ben Rivers, as well as a programme of talks by artists, historians and geographers which will present an alternative view of the Island from the river banks.

Throughout the weekend Lincoln Art Programme will be housed within the Lincoln Canoe Club Hub, on the Brayford Wharf East. Here you will be able to collect a printed programme, sign up for talks and events and access further resources.

The Brayford Pool is a pedestrian area only, located just off the main high street and only a 10 min walk from the train station. The closet parking can be found at Broadgate (LN2 5AP), £4.00 all day.

Train information:
From London: Every hour on Saturday with one change at Newark (2 hours)
From Nottingham: Every hour on Saturday, direct train (1 hour)
From Leicester:  Every hour on Saturday, direct train (1.45 – 2 hours)

Click here for full details and information on the forthcoming programme.