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Adrian Baynes

in Coventry

High Rise Godiva

PRESENTED ON JUL 05, 2016
IN COVENTRY @ VOL 26

Adrian Baynes is an artist and architect who has been creating buildings, interiors, products & artwork since 1983. He prides himself on his playful creativity - and to be honest, he has a slight Lady Godiva obsession! In this talk, about his City Arcadia micro-commission he describes his proposal for a citizen's scissor-lift to enable us all to get up close and personal with Lady Godiva and other high-up public artwork around the city.

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High Art

BY MARTIN BARRET
@ VOL 2 ON JAN 11, 2010

Artist and climber Martin Barret takes us on a high level tour of his inspirations - and contemplates how it might be nice to die from a bespoke object!

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City Arcadia

BY MICHAEL MAYHEW
@ VOL 20 ON FEB 20, 2015

"This was a city of the future. This was the most optimistic progressive city in the world. This was the city where every architect wanted to work in the 1950s."

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Developing Trans-Local Dialogues (My City, My Art)

BY RACHELLE VIADER KNOWLES
@ TWINSTORY ARTISTS' EVENT ON MAR 01, 2016

Rachelle Viader Knowles is an artist and academic. Here she talks about her own practice, developing trans-local dialogues and how the students at Coventry University engage with the city and use it as an inspiration and foil for their emerging practice. This presentation was part of a special PK held simultaneously in Volgograd, one of Coventry's twin cities, see twinstory.org.

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CityShapes (My City, My Art)

BY OLIVER SCOTT
@ TWINSTORY ARTISTS' EVENT ON MAR 01, 2016

Oliver Scott is Creative Director of Mercurial Dance. Here he talks about his dance practice in relation to the city in which he makes his work. This presentation was part of a special PK held simultaneously in Volgograd, one of Coventry's twin cities, see twinstory.org.

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Adventures with Giants (My City, My Art)

BY JANE HYTCH
@ TWINSTORY ARTISTS' EVENT ON MAR 01, 2016

Jane Hytch is Creative Producer at Imagineer Productions based in Coventry - most famous for bringing a giant Lady Godiva to life as part of the UK's Cultural Olympiad in 2012. Here she gives an introduction to her fascination with giants and the work she does producing large scale work outdoors. This presentation was part of a special PK held simultaneously in Volgograd, one of Coventry's twin cities, see twinstory.org.

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mY cITY OF cULTURE

BY ADAM STEINER
@ VOL 26 ON JUL 05, 2016

In this talk inspired by his City Arcadia micro-commission, Artist and Poet Adam Steiner considers how, as an artist, you can make an Arcadia of Coventry. He posits the theory that this might be your duty as an artist, but also perhaps as a citizen. Describing his process and project proposals, Adam offers us a way to look differently at the city.

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Looking for a National Park

BY HAWORTH HAYHOE
@ VOL 26 ON JUL 05, 2016

Artists partnership Haworth Hayhoe like to celebrate overlooked patches of land in urban settings by constructing National Parks in them. In Looking for a National Park from PechaKucha Night Coventry Vol. 26, the artists talk about their commission for City Arcadia, which constructs a National Park in Coventry, complete with canyon, coal seam and river teeming with un-noticed flora and fauna. They encourage us to look afresh at the spaces we so often overlook, and explore what status and pride of place a label like 'National Park' confers.

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Rethinking High School: The Edison Initiative

BY RICHARD FOSTER
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

Richard Foster, a local architect and the Director of Design at Lewis Group Architects, will introduce the XQ Super School Project. As part of this competition, Lewis Group Architects is leading a team of local educators and thinkers to develop a school that redefines the way we educate in America.

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The Intersection of Art and Science in Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA

BY GEORGE JUDY
@ VOL 7 ON JAN 26, 2018

Using images and issues from the greatest play of the late twentieth century, George Judy takes us on a journey into how Chaos Theory and principles of 'uncertainty' are a metaphor for life and art in our contemporary world.