SUNDAY 20TH MAY
£12 / £9
TIME: 8.00PM – 11.00PM
VENUE: THE MEADOW, SALFORD
AWAKE – BE PART OF AN ART PERFORMANCE
As part of the Not Quite Light Festival, artist Lucy May Schofield will stage a social artwork inspired by the 2017 performance Awake. The work was originally made in rural Northumberland in 2017, to mark the beginning of Spring on the Vernal Equinox (March 21st), where she slept on a mattress on the moors from sunrise to sunset (12 hours 38 minutes), exposing areas of a cyanotype-dyed silk sheet to the UV light of the day. The experience was recorded in a time-lapse video, and through silk, treated to be light sensitive silk.
Lucy invites people her in Salford’s The Meadow from 8pm – 11pm to close the NQL festival on Sunday 20th May, to experience the sunset, twilight and setting crescent moon in the city centre; an opportunity to observe the sky and be collectively still. Twelve inflatable mattresses will form a grid on the ground of The Meadow in Salford. Cyanotype dyed sheets will line each bed, encouraging people to lay down for as long as they wish, to meditate on the sky turn from daylight to twilight, sunset to moonset.
The last hours of light will be captured on light-sensitive sheets, forming a physical map of those who witnessed the end of day together.
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