Museum of the Moment

3 Apr 2009 – 3 May 2009

Event times

11.00 - 17.30 (last issue 16.30, closed Mondays)


Cardiff, United Kingdom


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An audio work by Jennie Savage


You are invited to walk through Cardiff and tune into the secret life of the city. Navigate your way through the city's Victorian and Edwardian arcades and the Hayes area under an audio cloud, listening to the reflections, histories, gossip and daydreams of this place. As you walk, listen and regard your surroundings, voices will emerge, inviting you to become a stranger in the city and to chance upon an ordinary yet fantastic world... perhaps the city is not just made up of buildings, maybe it's a collection of stories, connections, meetings, exchanges; people's lives interwoven in time. The Museum of the Moment is a museum of a moment, a place in time on the brink of change How: To experience the Museum of the Moment, you will be provided with a pair of wireless headphones. Where: Pick up and drop off your headphones at the Tourist Information Centre in the Old Library on the Hayes. Look for the Museum of the Moment booth. How much: It's free to take the walk, but you'll need to leave a driving licence/ passport or a £20 deposit per set of headphones borrowed. These will be returned to you when you bring your headphones back. More info: If you would like to bring a large group or have further questions, email projectintern@safle.com or call Zoë King/ Paula Morison on 029 2044 8080. www.arcadesproject.org ‘Museum of the Moment' is a project by artist Jennie Savage. It is part of ‘The Arcades Project: a 3D Documentary', a series of projects exploring Cardiff's Victorian and Edwardian shopping arcades using storytelling, documentary, localised phenomena and historical methodologies. It is inspired by Walter Benjamin's Arcades Project and created in the light of the construction of the St David's 2 Shopping Centre. Jennie Savage is an artist whose work explores the notion of place in relation to time. Savage has developed a site specific practice, which seeks to navigates space, creating projects that invite people to re-explore ‘place' through archives, installation, intervention and micro-documentaries. www.jenniesavage.co.uk

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