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Journal: Paul Elliman: Sirens Taken for Wonders (Invisible in the Field, London, 2014)

18 Jul 2014

Event times

6.30pm

Cost of entry

£7.00-£10.00

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Piccadilly Circus/Charing Cross

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Artist Paul Elliman leads a walk through London's West End in search of unmarked police cars. Accompanied by a small group of specialists from different backgrounds, this walking discussion will move through a range of themes, from car-spotting games to techniques of subterfuge, emergency response, surveillance, and the historical use of sirens in London.

Elliman is interested in aspects of language acquisition, and the mimetic relationship between the built environment and our own means of communication, and the walk may also provide some tips on how to sing like a police car siren.

Starting at the ICA, this walking talk will follow a circular route through London's busy West End, via Piccadilly Circus, Bond Street and Marble Arch, a BMW dealership and showroom on Park Lane, and ending at New Scotland Yard