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Public Acts: Conductor | 8 Movements, Preston Bus Station, Preston, Lancashire, 14th July 2019.

posted on 2021-03-28, 09:41 authored by Keith HarrisonKeith Harrison
Public Acts brings together 2 projects that through temporary public intervention, seek to alter our perceptions of our daily interactions in public spaces, turning the functional and recreational into acts both poetic and performative.

This item contains a project outline, images of the event poster and flyers, 5 preliminary drawings, 13 images of the event, 4 score drawings and an 18 minute audio file of the event soundtrack.

This item documents Conductor 8 Movements, a 60 minute choreographed performance at Preston Bus Station to mark its 50th Anniversary. The event involved the slow sequenced movement of 32 buses and volunteers. A soundtrack was created by Preston Filed Audio combining recordings from the Bus station and electronic loops, composed in response to score drawings by the artist.

Conductor 8 was filmed by Jared Schiller and re-presented as part of the exhibition, Brutal and Beautiful: 50 Years in the Life of Preston Bus Station at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery.

Conductor 8 Poster, Flyers and Leaflet were designed by Carl Slater.

Volunteer Instructions devised by Ben Rutherford.

Photography by Ashley Hardman, Michael Porter and Ben Rutherford. Images used with permission courtesy of the photographers.

Soundtrack by Carl Brown, Preston Field Audio.
Sound Recording Adam Grutch.

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Arts Council England

Heritage Lottery Fund

Preston City Council

Preston Bus


University of Lancashire

Lancashire City Council