Light Night walks for October

There will be no Leeds Art Walk on Wednesday 5th October. But do not fear, there is plenty of art to be had that week in the form of Light Night.

Light Night takes place on Friday 7th October and features a whole host of exhibitions, performances and installations happening across Leeds city centre and University quarter. Leeds Art Walk have been working with 3 artists/artist collectives to bring you some special Light Night Artwalks that exist as interactive or performative events for you to participate in.

Her Side of the City – Audio Tour: by Conway & Young

Meet at Leeds University Parkinson building steps at 5.30 pm or 9.00 pm for an audio tour with artist collective Conway and Young. It is Friday October the 7th 2011 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, Great Britain and you and 14 other people have been invited to observe women in Leeds city centre; What are the women of the city doing tonight? The spectacle of Light Night offers the opportunity to take a place in the background and patiently observe.
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This audio tour is an exercise in observation. Over the period of one hour, Conway & Young invite you to witness three Light Night events and in response to a series of audio prompts you will document your observations of the presence of women in Leeds city centre on a report card. Your report card, along with others, will be sent for inclusion in the Feminist Archive North, to form part of a documentation of women in Leeds over the period of one hour on the 7th of October 2011.

Leeds Monster Trespass by Andrew Wilson

Six invisible monsters are living in Leeds city centre. Using Advanced Monstrology skills find and observe them all and earn your Monster Spotters’ badge. Suitable for families and grown ups, but one of your group will need an iPhone. Download the app “Free All Monsters!” and meet Andrew Wilson on leeds Town Hall steps at 7pm or 8.30pm or self-guide any time using the app.

All Together – A collective walking tour by Harold Offeh

Meet performance artist Harold Offeh on the Civic Hall steps, Millennium Square at 6.30 pm or 8.00 pm for a walk that explores the dynamics and possibilities of a collective body of individuals to activate the urban environment at night. Walkers will participate in a number of collective activities that will transform and shift perceptions of different spaces. The tour will start and end in the open public forum of Millennium Square before talking in some of Leeds more forgotten backstreets and dead spaces. In the midst of the spectacle of Light Night and wider over lit cityscape there will be an attempt to locate the heart of Leeds’ darkness, by finding under lit and dark urban spaces.


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