‘Who Owns Chapeltown?’
Tues October 11th, 5.15pm, University of Leeds
‘Who Owns Chapeltown?’ was originally a presentation entitled ‘Neither ‘Art’ Nor ‘Psychogeography’: The Impossibility of The Chapeltown Union of Psychogeographers (C.U.P)’ planned to be given to the Leeds Psychogeography Group on 22 March 2011 but which was cancelled in support of UCU industrial action at the time. This rescheduled presentation will still introduce, discuss and evaluate C.U.P’s work in Chapeltown, Leeds in June 2011 as part of East Street Arts’ programme of ‘new genre public art’ entitled ‘Under The Paving Stones, The Beach’. The project produced ‘The Saucer’: a newspaper publication hand-delivered to households throughout Chapeltown, a major billboard intervention on Chapeltown Road, a permanent plaque at East Street Arts’ Union 105 creative space and the website: www.experiencechapeltown.com
Core members of C.U.P taking part in this project included artists Pamela Bassington, Robert Harrington, Roddy Hunter, Millie Marten and Elizabeth Murphy. ‘Who Owns Chapeltown?’ will probably still conclude that neither ‘art’ nor ‘psychogeography’ are particularly useful terms in practice and probably ought to be circumvented in future.
Venue: Baines Wing Miall Lecture Theatre 2.34, University of Leeds
Campus map of buildings: click on this link, then launch the interactive campus map, and choose Baines Wing from the list on the right.
From the main entrance, go straight on past the front desk, then through the doors on the left. Follow the corridor round to the right and then to the left. At the end of the corridor on your right take the lift to the second floor (West) or go up 5 short flights of stairs. The Miall Lecture Theatre (2.34) is straight opposite the lift. Please note: all talks this semester will now be in this room.