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Art Exhibition, Mon 19 - Sat 24 Nov 2018, free entry

Measures of Us

Measures of Us


Seacroft | Beeston | Gipton | Bramley | Holbeck | Woodhouse | Leeds City Square

We invite you to take part in a unique creative experiment. In different parts of the city, we’ll ask you to answer a question a day for five days.

At shop counters, in the pub or the entrance to the local park, you'll find voting boxes displaying a question which you can answer by pressing one of three coloured buttons.

The daily results from each area will be displayed outside from dusk onwards in the form of light sensitive artworks. Shine a light from your phone or use a camera flash to illuminate the display and find out how other people in your neighbourhood responded. In each location there will be up to 5 different locations where you can vote. Find out more about this and the locations on the Compass Festival website [].

At the end of the week, come to City Square on Saturday 24 November, 12pm - 7pm, with an artist talk at 4pm - you'll see the whole city story form an outdoor illuminated installation: Measures of Us.

We invite you to consider the similarities and differences between how people feel in the city and the emotional temperature of Leeds at the moment of Compass Festival 2018.

Measures of Us was originally created through a collaboration between artistic director Orit Azaz, artist Rob Hewitt and researcher Lisa Koeman, on behalf of Birmingham Cathedral and University College London Interaction Centre (UCLIC and ICRI Cities). This special Leeds edition is being led by Redhawk Logistica in collaboration with Orit Azaz.

Redhawk Logistica [] is the entity set up by artist Rob Hewitt to create collaborative social art projects and artworks that actively involve people. Redhawk often devises site and situation specific pop-up interventions that act as a catalyst to stimulate interactions with members of the public in streets and public spaces, reclaiming civic space.

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Dates Times
Mon 19 - Sat 24 Nov 2018 00:00 to 00:00


Free entry

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Mon 19 - Sat 24 Nov Measures of Us



    Compass Festival


    City Square,
    LS1 1PL



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    Map reference: SE 298333  Lat: 53.79595 Long: -1.54816

    By Public Transport: Outside the Leeds city train station

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station