Invisible City, Schiedam, 2-4 September 2011

Claire Weetman has been selected to participate in Invisible City, an event currently in production in Schiedam, NL. Artists, builders, architects, actors, dancers, players and thinkers are invited to react to the notion of the moving, invisible city culminating in a public event at Ruimte in Beweging, Schiedam between 2-4 September 2011.

“Invisible City is the first project of Shadowing Cities, a cooperation of Liat Magenzy, Fiona Weir and Ans Kanen. Its goal is to put the spotlight on Schiedam by means of art and culture. For the first time the city will be flooded with artists from all over the world. Invisible City aims to free Schiedam from the shadow of Big Brother Rotterdam.

Ruimte in Beweging on Boterstraat is the central point of Invisible City. Several entrances give access to the building. It has a large, open main space and some separated smaller spaces. Each has its own atmosphere and peculiarities. For Invisible City, the building will be transformed to a city in itself, a shadow city.

The individual visions of the artists form a city installation, an integral work built up from personal views of the city. The way the city dweller moves around in a city, the way a city is discovered, is the way a visitor of Invisible City discovers the town that springs from the artist’s imagination. Nobody will take the same story home.”

During the next week, Claire will be producing new works that are a development from her Passing, Watching, Waiting, Following interventions, previously produced in Liverpool and Linz. Working with live projection, drawing and public spaces, Claire will produce a series of new works under the title Motus:Immotus.

Visit a-n’s Artists Talking site to read more about Claire’s preparation and activity as part of Invisible City.

Invisible City, New Work by Claire Weetman in Schiedam is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and by Shadowing Cities.