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Launch of ‘Traces’/’Olion’
Wed, March 22, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM GMT
Come and join us for the launch of ‘Traces’/’Olion’ [22nd March, 4pm – 5.30pm with drinks reception]
Dafydd James, AC-NMW, Allie John, yello brick, Jenny Kidd, CU
In 2016 we began work on a ‘subtle mob’ for St Fagans National History Museum, Wales. The project is a partnership between Cardiff University, Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales and yello brick, a creative marketing and street gaming company based in Cardiff Bay. ‘Traces’ (‘Olion’ in the Welsh language version) is crafted for visitors to experience either on their own or in pairs.
‘Traces’ is not an audio guide. Nor is it a tourist guide. It is a site specific storytelling audio app which takes participants on a physical journey around St Fagans, meandering between fact and fiction, past and present. It is an artistic narrative interpretation or ‘composition’ which challenges visitors to experience St Fagans in a new way. It is both playful and thoughtful. The partner experience takes users on two separate journeys that interweave in ways that are expressly performative, but invisible to other visitors they might encounter within the grounds.
The launch will introduce Traces - and the research that underpins it - as a creative process, reflecting on the potentials for invisibility, subtlety and silence within digital heritage encounters. Please can attendees register via Eventbrite so that we can ensure adequate catering.
Date and Time
Bute Building, room 0.14
Cardiff University, Bute Building, King Edward Vii Avenue