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CROSSING ILLUSION

Blaue Nacht Nuernberg Germany Sat May 15 2010

CROSSING ILLUSION is a participatory, performance, sound and lighting Installation created by Nicola Atkinson Does Fly artist & Nich Smith lighting designer.


This three-part work will take place in the Nuremberg Rathaus Entrance Hall, Inner Courtyard and Great Assembly Hall. The work is about a journey of choice and self-determination


Has the freedom of travel been lost? How far can one travel before the barriers and borders, instructions and queues overshadow the experience of finding oneself in a new place? Not so long ago travel was about kingdoms and crossing thresholds into the uncharted. Maybe this was an illusion, the illusion of choice or having choices made for you? Yet the masses seem to be experiencing the world more than ever before, many from the freedom of their own sofa. Is the real adventure in our minds? Travelling is still about status, for those who have the social and financial means to go where and for how long, those who have the freedom. For certain people even local movement has to be examined, logged and approved of with a passport or national identity card. For others this process of identification and validation would indicate leaving the country, and that is not a choice all are permitted to make.


We are interested in this movement and choice through emotion and engagement. At what point do our choices become consciously or subconsciously overruled, do we notice our choices being made for us? Do we decide our destinations autonomously or do we follow where others lead? We invite you to CROSSING ILLUSIONS to experience this notion with your friends, family & fellow travellers


(about) NADFLY( Nicola Atkinson Does Fly ).


NADFLY enjoys collaborating with curators, artists, musicians, architects, blacksmiths, stonemasons, writers, filmmakers, silversmiths, designers and ceramicists. Together we can create new areas where people are able to challenge their notions of art as well as their everyday realities. Over the years NADFLY has been actively involved in a wide variety of public art & design projects in places such as Inverness, Dunfermline, Glasgow, West Bromwich, Lidköping, Los Angeles, New York, London, Amsterdam, Banff, Tokyo, Karachi, Toronto, Nuremberg, Hamburg, Dublin, Havana and Bosnia & Herzegovina.


(about) Nich Smith Lighting Designer


Nich Smith is an award winning independent lighting designer based in Glasgow, Scotland. Nich works with a wide variety of people on a range of projects from theatre, opera, dance and visual arts to architectural lighting design and consultancy.

 

supported by Stadt Nürnberg,Amt für Internationale Beziehungen, Lord Provost and International Office, Glasgow City Council

 

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