Fierce Festival presents "Track" an alternative view of Spaghetti Junction.
Graeme Miller (UK)
This moveable participatory installation throws landscape through 90° and sets it in motion. Face-up and camera-style, participants are moved by their individual ‘grip’ on a slow, smooth journey along a 100 metre length of dolly track and invited to gaze upwards. They undergo a solitary, immersive experience as the landscape is transformed around them. Track takes place in the dramatic underbelly of the city’s Gravelly Hill Interchange. Opened in 1972 and known popularly as Spaghetti Junction, the structure plaits together five different levels of road on 559 columns up to 80 feet high and has become intrinsically associated with Birmingham. Track reveals a bewildering visual and sonic perspective from the landscape below where a ground-level system of local roads, railways, canals, rivers and pipelines make their own intersections.
Graeme Miller is a theatre maker, composer and artist. Emerging from the bold and influential stage work of Impact Theatre Co-operative in the 1980s, a group he co-founded, his own work now embraces a wide range of media. With the idea of being ‘a composer of many things that may include music’, he has made theatre, dance, installations and interventions.
No need to book, just drop in. Open to all ages, children should be accompanied by an adult at all times. If you have concerns about mobility and access please get in touch via email@example.com.
This version of Track is presented in association with Ikon. Track is an Artsadmin project, co-produced by EntreCour et Jardins and originally commissioned by home live art and Wandsworth Council Arts Team for The Shimmy. ...more