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SPOTtimespotTIME Birmingham City Walkabout

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BORDSLEY GREEN EAST POST OFFICE

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Following the success of her book/library and memory project, ‘Turning 'ages’ (now on permanent display at Westminster Reference Library, in London’s fashionable West End) Artist, Elaine Robinson, continues on her second tour to date with the new emerging work, SPOTtimespotTime.


SPOTtimespotTIME is the second in this series of seven artworks, which are collectively called LIGAR – taken from the Latin word meaning to tie or bind.


Beginning with Bristol in 2015 SPOTtimespotTIME has toured major cities over the last couple of years including Sheffield, Cambridge and Liverpool. In September and October 2017 Elaine will contine the next leg of the tour in Birmingham, Newcastle and London. (For full tour dates visit http://www.elainerobinson.co.uk/spottimespottimetour/)


The following tour dates will be in Birmingham on Saturday 9th September 2017.

Newcastle on Saturday 23rd September 2017 and in London on the 7th October.


The fifth panel for SPOTtimespotTIME walking tour sees the artist take to the streets of Birmingham and offers participants a chance to join her en route, where she will invite discussion on the topic of identity in relation to our modern world.


Robinson’s vision to collect a mass of fingerprints from 7 UK cities which will collectively form a single piece encirling 'Heart Spot' the second more publicised leg of the tour involving various professional fingerprints with different industry voices from the public arena forming one side of an fingerprint heart.


The finished Artwork will include seven panels of fingerprints held in clear resin each collected from the seven cities visited across the UK as well as a collection of supporting documentary material presenting the public’s insight on the topic of identity and privacy.


The work asks individuals to consider questions surrounding our changing identity; How do we react when we are asked for our fingerprint? In an increasing digital age is our fingerprint something we should be reluctant to handover freely or in reality has this physical identifier become obsolete?


On the flipside of this, Robinson is also curious about our loss of identity and uniqueness, where information overload means our individual information could become lost in a sea of statistics and rendered meaningless.


Elaine herself prefers to consider a more positive take on these ideas with a firm belief that the display of fingerprints should encourage us all to feel united,


“Particularly within the current political climate I am pleased to be doing something so levelling. A fingerprint doesn’t initially show difference, only how similar we all are.”



This piece will attempt to provide clarity on these questions by working alongside the general public as well as leading University Forensic Departments to gather and document opinion as well as fingerprints. Combining this with additional research into forensics, and the pioneering work taking place in DNA analysis, SPOTtimespotTIME will provide exciting outcomes and hopefully some interesting answers.



“All my artwork is reflective and asks us to slow down and consider change, and also the impact it will have on our social consciousness. In many ways SPOTtimespotTIME, is about the changing relationship we have with our own understanding of our physical and private identity. We are all becoming so digitally savvy and are all encouraged to use online facilities where possible. I want to capture the shift between physical and digital identity as its happening.”





SPOTtimespotTIME, Birmingham Walkabout Saturday September 30th 2017


Walkabout begins waliking at 10am from Bordsley Green into the city centre and then towards Harborne. ( Elaine will be walking until 5pm)

For more information visit http://www.elainerobinson.co.uk/spottimespottimetour/

and to view the route map go to. https://goo.gl/maps/emHce35HTd62

Artist Website: www.elainerobinson.co.uk







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