Joe Sweeney Q and A

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Bridgepoint Rye

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Joe Sweeney at Bridge Point talks about his latest project +44 Leave A Message for Europe, and his new film '28 Days in March' plus Q and A

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Bridgepoint, Rye invites you to the first screening and Q+A of ‘28 Days in March...’ by Joe Sweeney. A film made from and about the research project ‘+44 Leave a Message for Europe’. For 28 days, from 1st March 2019 leading up to Britain’s original ‘Brexit’ departure date, a sculpture of a phone box was installed on Dungeness Beach, Kent. The public were invited to call the sculpture via Leaveamessage4europe.com and leave leave their voice message for Europe.No Matter what their opinion.

The sculpture was recorded by a Live webcam and streamed 24/7 via the website throughout the project. The participants created a permanent online archive of voice messages at this pivotal moment in Britain’s history with Europe. The project was extended into April. Dungeness faces Europe as the most south easterly point of the UK and is listed as Britain’s only desert.

‘28 days in March...’ incorporates the project archive of voice messages with the artists personal footage of the area and of the live web cam feed to create his first ever time-based media piece. And a portrait of Britain at a crossroads in 2019 painted by the public who interacted with the project.

Britain is set to leave the European Union 31st October 2019.

Some of the messages featured have been shortened. The full 1hr 44min archive of audio messages is available to listen to at Leaveamessage4europe.com.

Thank you to all those who participated in the research project ‘+44 Leave a Message for Europe’ made in partnership with Cob Gallery London and Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

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