Near Gravelly Hill,beneath Spaghetti Junction
Nearest train station is Aston where there will be a trail of balloons, A-boards and volunteers.
In collaboration with Fierce Festival, Ikon presents Track, a moveable participatory installation by Graeme Miller that turns the landscape 90° and sets it in motion. Face-up and camera-style, participants are moved by their individual ‘grip’ on a slow, smooth journey along a 100 metre length of dolly track and invited to gaze upwards. They undergo a solitary, immersive experience as the landscape is transformed around them.
Track takes place in the dramatic underbelly of the city’s Gravelly Hill Interchange. Opened in 1972 and known popularly as Spaghetti Junction, the structure plaits together five diferent levels of road on 559 columns up to 80 feet high and has become intrinsically associated with Birmingham. Track reveals a bewildering visual and sonic perspective from the landscape below where a ground-level system of local roads, railways, canals, rivers and pipelines make their own intersections.
No need to book, just drop in. Open to all ages, children should be accompanied by an adult at all times. For more information on this project, concerns about mobility and access and other events during the Fierce Festival (29 March – 8 April) visit www.weareferce.org
Track is an Artsadmin project, co-produced by Entre Cour et Jardins and originally commissioned by home live art and Wandsworth Council Arts Team for The Shimmy. It is supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.