Artist Sapphire Goss has returned to her hometown to create Eternity City - a unique and ambitious multi-channel film installation about Milton Keynes, projected onto the architecture of the city itself.
Developed during open workshops for residents delivered by the artist over the summer, Sapphire has captured footage of the patterns, textures and shapes of the city, and created ‘living slides’ from plants gathered in the city’s edgelands. For Eternity City, she is creating giant versions of these slides using the windows of the iconic modernist building of the Old Bus Station. As the sun goes down the film is revealed: the footage projected directly on to live plants that decay throughout the duration of the installation. The film is built up of multi-layered loops perpetually shifting, evolving and growing. It is accompanied by an original soundtrack composed by local musician Rob Shields, using manipulated sounds of cars and nature recorded in the city.
Eternity City was commissioned as part of the Groundwork Weekender - a three-day celebration and exploration of Milton Keynes’ heritage, landscape, architecture, people, sites and sounds, curated by artist-collective Tracing the Pathway and running from 14th-16th September 2018.
Eternity City is further supported by Arts Council England and the Journal of Cultural Economy.
Sapphire's exhibition is viewable Friday 14th - Sunday 23rd September at The Old Bus Station
Private View will take place on Thursday 13th September 19:00 and 22:00
Opening Hours 14th-16th September and 22th-23rd September: 10:00-16:00
Suggested viewing times:
Sunday 16th September between 14.00-17.00pm, travel can be supported by The Coach Trip - Tour 3 ticket.
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This work has been commissioned by Tracing the Pathway as part of their project Groundwork, a cross-arts platform and research project for and about Milton Keynes. Eternity City has received funding support from Arts Council England; sponsorship from the Journal of Cultural Economy and been developed in partnership with The Open University. Thanks for additional support go to Winter Night Shelter (The Old Bus Station), Milton Keynes College and the Parks Trust.