‘Fanfare for Crossing the Road’
5 – 29 April
Fanfare for Crossing the Road is an international project that adds ceremony to a common event. In each country the artist ask musicians – dressed in uniforms and positioned beside the traffic lights – to mimic the digital acoustic crossing sounds (different in every country) that signal the time to cross for the blind. The work began in the spring of 2011 at the crossing in front of the Albert Hall in London. Since then it has been performed in Helsinki, Lisbon, Cardiff, New York and Philadelphia. A Dublin Fanfare will be filmed in autumn 2018.
New performances are added to the video as they occur and the shape of the work evolves. It has been shown at Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki – 2012; the 4th Wall Film Festival, Pedwaredd Wal, Cardiff – 2012; Plataforma Revólver, Lisbon – 2013; AC Institute, New York – 2014; Icebox Project Space, Philadelphia – 2015. It will be shown projected onto the street after the Dublin performance.