Wednesday, 29 August 2007

The next step in the journey...

'The Climb'
by Sorrel Muggridge and Laura Nanni
11am-1pm, September 1st-5th
Presented by Angel Row Gallery (Nottingham UK)
In conjunction with 'Walking Life' exhibition at the Gladstone Hotel (Toronto ON)

Laura and Sorrel invite you to join them on an ongoing quest to climb 699km high in order to see each other over the horizon. This vast height has been quantified through a series of walks and climbs in their respective cities (front steps, churches, fire escapes and car parks) which will accumulate to this grand total.

The next phase of the journey will be guided by their search for new stairs to climb; unexpected viewpoints and long forgotten pathways will be revealed in the process, giving us all a new perspective of our city. The Climb will take place simultaneously in Nottingham and Toronto.

A series of daily climbs will start on 1st September 2007 (until 5th September) at 4pm. All climbs will start outside Angel Row Gallery Nottingham and the gates of Trinity Bellwoods Park Toronto This event is free but places are limited.
Documentation collected by the artists and participants from this latest phase of the project will be featured as part of the 'Walking Life' exhibit at the Gladstone Hotel, September 9th- October 5th, Toronto.

Sorrel and Laura are constantly on the look out for new stairs to climb and are keen to hear your suggestions. Do you live at the top of a block of flats or know of any good vantage points from which we can view our two great cities? If so, we would love to hear from you and see you at the event.


Chris said...

About our climb up Jury's Inn last week: being curious about the energy used I have done sums which may, or may not, be of interest to you.

I could not find a height for the place and so have had to generalize. Assume, since none of us were especially large or especially small, that our body masses range from 60kg to 75kg.

Then, to use 46kcalories, a climber of 60kg has to climb about 327m, and a climber of mass 75kg has to climb about 261m.

That is, we climbers had to climb from 327m to 261m to use the energy in ONE Jaffa Cake of which I eat far too many, which is ENTIRELY the fault of the shop for having special offers and NOTHING AT ALL to do with no self-discipline.

These figures are ideal since they assume all energy in a Jaffa Cake is used in climbing. In practice much energy is lost as heat, as we found. But that just means we have to compensate with a couple more JCs - which is fine by me.

Regards, Chris.

Laura said...
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Laura said...

Hi Chris.
Thanks for your note. I love working with numbers! Although Sorrel and I did not embark on this project with burning calories in mind, I must admit the climbs have given me a good workout. No Jaffa Cakes here in Canada (or maybe there are, but they go by another name?), so I can only imagine why they're so I'm curious how the numbers would work out with my favorite local 'treat'. I'll try to get back to you on that.