On Broad Street
‘As It Is’ Exhibition
Ikon Gallery Birmingham UK
2000

Catalogue publication with CD


Participating artists: Merry Alpern, Guy Bar- Amotz, Margaret Barron, Tim Brennan, John Carson, Nathan Coley, Jeffrey Dennis, Fischli & Weiss, Kane Do, Kenneth Goldsmith, Joanna Griffin, Frances Hegarty & Andrew Stones, Pierre Huyghe, Tadashi Kawamata, Tracy MacKenna & Edwin Jansen, Paul Noble, Colin Pearce, Navin Rawanchaikul, Shimabuku, George Shaw, Angel Vergara, Luca Vitone, Richard Wentworth

For ‘as it is’, Scanner has composed a unique sound work comprising samples from film soundtracks. You can pick up a walkman from Ikon's reception and take a circular walk taking in Brindleyplace, Broad Street and the ICC. The walk lasts about 15 minutes. Scanner has selected specific soundtracks mindful of their resonant associations in the cultural memory of different generations. Excerpts from The Pink Panther or Taxi Driver will certainly induce certain characteristics or impulses for certain ages. Soundtracks were chosen to enhance and colour the journey through the architecture of the city, colouring the imagination with a cinematic eye.