The City Scribe measures, marks and reflects on the city, inviting local people to reflect on it too.
In September 2012, City Scribe took an hour-long journey through the streets of Leeds city centre. The walk linked a series of social and cultural urban spaces together.
Back York Street (Live Art Lab) & Vicar Lane (The Markets), Leeds (Image credits: Adam Young)
City Scribe’s embodied journey through the city is polyrhythmic, exploring an average walking pace, running, walking very slowly (much slower) and also standing still.
King Edward Street (Image credit: Adam Young)
City Scribe was alert and curious about the architectural environment as she flowed through the city.
Lands Lane (Image credit: Adam Young)
City Scribe wears the suit of the everyday male office worker, yet the performer Sarah Spanton is a woman and she challenges the perceptions and the gaze of the people around her in relation to gender, and who can occupy public space and how.
Dortmund Square (Image credit: Adam Young)
GPS data tracks were captured, mapping the journey and video and photographic footage of the walk were captured.
Wormald Row & The Light (shopping centre), (Image credits: Adam Young)
This walk took place as part of Sohail Khan’s Aliveness research project, and was supported by fellow performers Adam Young, Ellie Harrison and Sohail Khan.
Cookridge St & Victoria Square (Leeds Art Gallery), (Image credits: Adam Young)