Mayfest: 'Motor Vehicle Sundown'

Fri 18th – Thu 24th May 2012


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Andy Field


Take a seat in the last motor vehicle left on earth. A once in a lifetime opportunity to really feel what it must have been to drive a car. Imagine the gargle of the engine. Imagine yourself drifting back in time. You are James Dean, you are Ayrton Senna, you are Popeye Doyle.

Motor Vehicle Sundown is an audio piece for two in a parked car in the middle of a busy city. It is a journey through the history of our relationship to this most mythologised of objects and the dream of America with which it is so intimately bound up. You will navigate your way through rolling fields and along endless highways, gazing out of the windows at a world of your own invention.

Andy Field is an artist and Co-Director of Forest Fringe, who brought their Microfest to Mayfest in 2010.

"…a landscape shaped by the age of the car, that may one day look as archaic as the ruins of ancient Babylon."


Admission: £5

Trenchard Street Car Park

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