**this video is designed to be viewed as part of a multi-screen installation, where the screens are displayed vertically, stacked one on top of the other. Please see http://www.claireweetman.co.uk/portfolio/aos.html for installation view**
"A remarkable architecture of stairs"
Multi-screen Video installation
Duration: 2.00 minutes
One day, around half-way through a residency in Shanghai I noted that I had spent much of my time either above ground in a multi-level building, below ground in the metro system or crossing major road junctions by way of an elevated footbridge. Henri Lefebvre's Rhythmanalysis of Mediterranean Cities comments on the 'remarkable architecture of stairs' which "rhythm the walk through the city, while at the same time serving as a transition between different rhythms." This struck a chord, as I realised how my time and rhythm altered between above ground, underground or walking at ground level.
Videos, filmed discreetly using a smartphone camera, chart my transition between these different levels and rhythms, via staircases and escalators.
Further information on this installation and exhibition can be read here:
Digital interactive floor projection
The Bluecoat, Liverpool
July - September 2013
Artist: Claire Weetman
Programming: Alasdair Swenson
This film shows documentation of the interactive installation shown at the Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool during the summer of 2013. Arrows move independently across the floor,suggesting directions to take through the space, until a person enters the area and the arrows cease to be a reliable guide. They turn, following the person passing through. Who is guiding who?
Jet washed pavement
Sidgwick Campus, University of Cambridge
Part of art:language:location
17 October - 3 November 2013
Signage 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. Claire Weetman, an artist based in the North West, has 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.