10am - 5pm, The Computer Laboratory, William Gates Building, 15 JJ Thomson Avenue, CB3 0FD , 5pm - 10pm, The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, view from Central Courtyard, Downing Site, CB2 3ER
In the courtyard behind the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology a video projection on 3 tablet-like windows rehearses a simultaneous walk through Cambridge and Aleppo.
At the other end of the walk the physical form of clay has been constructed and engraved in the Computer Lab. It creates a collision of the material and digital with the large windows of this other courtyard both connecting and separating 2 worlds.
There is a multi-layering of time and place that began with a Bronze –Age tablet located only in its virtual form. From remnant of an ancient civilisation to hostage of conflict, it has led the artist and her associates to unexpected places and unsettling terrain.
Sally Stenton has been working with Archaeologist Dr Augusta McMahon and Computer Scientist Professor Ann Copestake over the last 5 months with invaluable help from other people through the project’s many twists and turns.
Postcards with a map of the walk can be collected from the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology or the Cambridge University Computer Laboratory, or accessed via http://stonepapercloud.tumblr.com
An organised walk will take place on Saturday 29th October, leaving the Museum at 5pm. To book a place go to http://www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk/events/stone-paper-cloud-walk
Stone Paper Cloud is also featured as part of Art Language Location https://artlanguagelocation.org