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Selected suburban areas across the Transpennine region

2003

ArtTranspennine03 2003 Charles Quick's project for Artranspennine03 involved illuminating street lights during daylight hours without touching any of the wires. During June 2003 Quick traveled around various, unadvertised, suburban sites and causing the lights to go on at the wrong time. He always lit every lamp in the street and chose 6 streets in the 4 main conurbations of the Transpennine region. The streets were all chosen because various people artists and curators who had been involved in the original Transpennie project now lived there. This was a project which subtlety intervened into the urban environment by interfering directly with part of its infrastructure. If all the street lights had been turned on in the region on the same day the national electrical infrastructure would have been in danger of crashing.

www.artranspennine.org.uk

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