Mark Titchner: Is this the place of your dreams?

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Mark Titchner: Is this the place of your dreams?

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Colchester town centre

Is this the place of your dreams?, Mark Titchner, 2019. Firstsite, Colchester.

Launching February 2020

Artist Mark Titchner is producing a new series of public artworks across Colchester, entitled Is this the place of your dreams? which will be placed in the windows of vacant shop units around the town centre. This follows on from Mark‘s recent exhibition at Firstsite, Some questions about us.

To produce these works, the 2006 Turner Prize nominee is asking Colchester residents to consider the issues that they find most significant in the town today and to share them with him in the form of a question. These issues can be personal, local or international, but all need to reflect aspects of life in the town.

The questions will form the basis of the new artworks that he will produce, offering us an insight into the wide range of concerns and aspirations of the diverse people of Colchester. By presenting these concerns as questions we are being encouraged to identify specific issues and to collectively think of creative solutions.

The artwork Mark will produce will be installed across Colchester in January 2020, an art trail will be available in February mapping all the artworks created.

Mark Titchner says “Following on from the experience of exhibiting at Firstsite I’m very excited to take my work out onto the streets of Colchester. I’ll be doing my best to reflect the diverse concerns, hopes and dreams of the people of the town in a series of new artworks that I hope will be thought provoking and create dialogue between both residents and visitors to the town.”

The Is this the place of your dreams? project is funded by the Business Improvement District (BID), Our Colchester.

What issue is important to you? Click the download button below and complete the form with your question, and send to [email protected] and [email protected] by 1st January 2020 for an opportunity for your contribution to form part of Mark’s creative process and final artwork.

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