26th May from 12 pm to 5pm at the Open Market
(London Road, Brighton)
There will be a laboratoro performance at 4 pm
We will bring the Long Man of Wilmington to life in the Open Market.
Using the idea of the market as a hub of the city, a place where the country crosses over into the city, a place for the exchange of goods and produce, news, entertainment and new ideas, a group of artists will be recreating an iconic image from the Sussex landscape, marking this reciprocal relationship.
Marking the market is about marking the importance of markets in communal life. To bring the Long Man of Wilmington with his connotations of history, ancestry and humankind to a city market will remind participant and passers-by of the importance of integration and sharing communities.
The artists will be working all day in the Open Market with images, objects and sounds and members of the public are invited to visit, see how it develops and collaborate in the making.
The artists participating are:
Ed Briggs, Mim King, Jim Sanders, Ben Sheehan, Xelís de Toro and Vv