Place and Memory Exhibition Review

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No Man is an Island
Amanda Burton
2013

‘Wrapping itself around us is an eerie silence, suddenly broken by a northern accent belonging to a volunteer. We’re handed a piece of paper inviting us to view the artwork set inside the sanctuary. A warmer welcome couldn’t have greeted us at the preview for the ‘Place and Memory” project in a church in the heart of Leeds city centre.

For me Amanda Burton’s audio recording of a wander through the centre of the city was the highlight of the event at Holy Trinity Church on Boar Lane. A cacophony of noises juxtaposes itself with mellow music which melds with voices and traffic outside Harvey Nichols, on Briggate, where the recording begins’

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