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IF THE CLOUD ALLOWS

Tuesday 16 October: 4:45pm - 5:30pm

Meet across the road from the Blue Ball Inn, Broadway, CB3 9NQ

Join us on a short walk that will take place simultaneously in Cambridge, UK and Basrah, Iraq.

Artist Sally Stenton has been working with Dr. Nawrast Sabah Abd Alwahab (University of Basrah, Department of Geology) and Dr Matthew Bothwell (University of Cambridge, Institute of Astronomy) to create the walks.

The date, time and locations of the walks have been determined by the position of the moon, so that it will be visible from both places (cloud permitting!), and by matters of safety given the current situation in Basrah.

The walk experience is designed to connect people in different places through the common rhythmic act of stepping on the earth and by sharing the visual spectre of the moon. The potential of the ‘cloud’ to interfere with what we perceive takes on other meanings in the context of this synchronous activity.

The walks will take place during the run up to a major exhibition entitled THE ARCHIVE AND THE CONTESTED LANDSCAPE 22nd to 28th October: https://thearchiveandthecontestedlandscape.wordpress.com

For more information and details of how you can participate if you are in Basrah go to www.sallystenton.com and click on projects.

Due to uneven ground please wear stout shoes. The walk will last 20 mins and people are asked to arrive by 4.45pm to enable a simultaneous start at 5pm (7pm in Basrah).

Please note that the walks will be filmed.

Related event: https://www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk/events/archive-and-contested-lands...

Booking Information

Telephone number:
01223 766766

Booking required

Accessibility

Inaccessible

Additional Information

Age: All ages, Tour, Arrive on time, Free

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