Who is public art for and what does it do? Artist Luca George’s performance-cum-lecture surveys each and every piece of public sculpture on Tyneside that fits the definition of ‘in the round’ (standing free with all sides shown, rather than carved in relief against a ground).
Based around videos of the artist interacting with the sculptures on our streets, George’s performance negotiates the etiquette for appreciating public art. Beginning with an archive of documentation detailing who made these sculptures, how they got there what they are supposed to mean, the facts give way to speculation and fantasy—not least that public sculptures are in fact portals that allow for interdimensional time travel.
Tickets: £6/£4 concessions
Selected as part of the Projections open call.
BBFC Advice: TBC