Science in the City, BA Festival of Science 2004, Exeter University, UK
Sent to us by Glowlab friends Wrights & Sites, an invitation to Science in the City, BA Festival of Science 2004, Exeter University, UK.
“The gap” is a multi-faceted event and artwork that will turn parts of Exeter's city centre into living maths and geometry for the 2004 BA Festival of Science. Visual artist Tony Weaver, mathematician Matthew Watkins and writer Phil Smith create a special walking performance through parts of Exeter, celebrating the work and personality of the innovative and passionate 19th Century mathematician William Kingdon Clifford who grew up at 82 Longbrook Street. They will also be placing a specially created visual artwork in Longbrook Street as a permanent record.
“The Gap” is a joint commission of the BA and Phoenix Media."
Please read the rest of this Glowlab post for more details and how to get there!
part walk part performance - The Gap is based on the life and ideas of the extraordinary mathematician and philosopher William Kingdon Clifford, the pre-emptor of Einstein's theory of General Relativity
The Gap begins at 82 Longbrook Street, Exeter, Clifford's childhood home, from where it will swing round lamposts, plunder the storerooms of booksellers and seek out non-commutativity in Exeter's backstreets.
The performance explores the mental leap to non-Euclidean geometry and the revival of Clifford algebras in cutting edge cosmology: can we understand everything as shape?
performed by mathematician Matthew Watkins and theatre-maker Phil Smith - re-walking their own wanderings (mental and physical) in the steps of Clifford's fairy story The Giant's Shoes - the performance will be accompanied by a permanent artefact erected in Longbrook Street created by visual artist Tony Weaver.
The performances are at 16.30 and 18.30 on the 5th, 6th and 7th of September
They all begin at 82 Longbrook Street, Exeter (opposite the New Horizon
The performance lasts approximately an hour
There is no charge but numbers are limited so you will need a ticket.
Time: Sunday 5th, Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th of September at 4.30 and 6.30pm. The walks will last approximately 60 minutes.
Meeting place: The walks will begin outside William Kingdon Clifford's childhood home at 82 Longbrook Street (opposite the New Horizon Cafe).
Tickets: Numbers who can take part in the walk are limited to 14, so please book early although spectators can just turn up and watch
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