Because we absolutely love talking with you guys, and because you made us leave our ‘new parenthood cocoons’ to become artists again, in order to work on another leg of The www.DoGoSee.com Project with you, we were pretty excited to crystalize your stories about Leeds and Berlin on our site.
Here are some of the great things/places/moments you’ve told us about:
Karen Watson & Jon Wakeman talk of the memories of Leeds.
Download: Karen Watson & Jon Wakeman share their memories of Leeds, being hung out of trains and the black old days of Boar Lane.
The www.DoGoSee.com Project started in Berlin. Neither of us had ever been there, the Berlin Biennale was on, the curators looked exciting, the idea of a show with no fixed abode was fabulous, and we just wanted to go to this incredible city and soak it up. But we had no idea where to start, and that is how this site came to be, through people contributing to the blog; telling us what to Do, Go, and See.
Since our insight into Berlin, the project has evolved to document our journey, our networks, and it chronicles our steps to integrate into a city.
Speaking with Axel allowed us to step into the past and re-live, re-question our journey in Berlin, and our status in Leeds. Having lived in both cities, and by maintaining contact with friends in Leeds and Manchester, Axel explained his ties or affections with Leeds and Berlin while discussing the change that two very different cities have undergone in his time.
Axel Lapp on Berlin Biennale 2006
Download: Axel Lapp on Berlin Biennale
He is author of three novels The Third Person, The Cutting Crew and The 50/50 Killer. We are awaiting the release of a fourth soon! Though all locations in his books are fictional he draws inspiration from Leeds. For Journey: Departure Lounge he read from his first book The Third Person. He is referring to O’Reillys Irish Pub, on Boar Lane, which no longer exists, and other locations in Leeds which you may find familiar.
Speaking about O’Reillys Irish Pub on Boar Lane
Download: Speaking about O’reillys Irish Pub on Boar Lane
Reading from The Third Person
Download: Reading From The Third Person
The markers on the map identify the approximate area described in her poems.
The Ballad of Old Wall End
Download: The Ballad of Old Wall End
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Running alongside the development of East Street Arts Journey: Departure Lounge we are developing a new stage of The www.DoGoSee.com Project. This is the beta launch of an audio map of Leeds and Berlin. Previous participants in the project have been contacted to record narratives of the city. The sound clips will be available to download via mobile phone making it possible for you to roam the streets and hear a tale, or two.
If you have not participated in the project but have a great story about Leeds or Berlin just click here to be processed through to our online check-in form.]]>
Bays in Bloom. An installation by Cather
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Bays in Bloom. An installation by Catherine Williams.