Thursday 17th October sees the opening of art:language:location in Cambridge. A city-wide exhibition of art, text and place featuring over 40 artists from Cambridge, the UK and abroad that aims to punctuate the city with arresting encounters with art. I’ve created a jet-washed pavement piece, ‘Hopscotched’, at the Sidgwick Campus, University of Cambridge.
‘Hopscotched’ is inspired by the signage that populates our urban spaces, guiding us, affecting our movements around the city. We are told to ‘push’, ‘pull’, ‘return’, ‘access’ or ‘stop’ as though the city choreographs us in a dance. I have selected verbs and symbols from signage around Cambridge, then jet-washed them into the pavement of the University’s Sidgwick Campus. There, you’re invited to be led through the public spaces in a playful way as though you’ve stepped into a board game, or found a new way of playing hopscotch. Here’s a video showing the installation of the work earlier this week: