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Sunshine England

5 minutes, 42 seconds (looped)

HD video

Single-channel, Colour, Stereo, 16:9

2022

Filmed on Nun’s Way Recreation Ground in North Cambridge, Sunshine England captures a series of negotiations between four young men as they communicate across multiple languages. Responding to propositions which drew on forensic investigation patterns, wayfinding strategies and ancient symbols found in nature, their interactions on the pitch reveal an extended exchange of ideas through hand-gestures and self-directed movement. The accompanying soundtrack is a field recording made the same day at the adjacent primary school.

Sunshine England was developed through the project Here/Now, a 6-month collaboration with a group of unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors. The project was commissioned by Kettle’s Yard and funded by Cambridge City Council, with support from Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridge Regional College, North Cambridge Community Partnership and Arts Council England. 

 

Additional project outcomes include an outdoor public installation at Nuns Way Pavilion.

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