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You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato

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You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato

Unit 9
Eckersley Mill, Swan Meadow Road
Wigan WN3 5BD
United Kingdom
August 9th, 2010 - September 3rd, 2010

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.nxnwfestival.co.uk
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
other
EMAIL:  
nathalie.boobis@nxnwfestival.co.uk
OPEN HOURS:  
12-6pm (closed Mondays)
TAGS:  
audio-art installation, video-art, performance, conceptual, sculpture
COST:  
£3 suggested donation

DESCRIPTION

You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato is an inventive new exhibition of audio, video and sculptural works in Wigan, Greater Manchester. This is the second year the curators, Nathalie Boobis & Anna FC Smith, have worked on such a project as part of NXNW Arts Festival (www.nxnwfestival.co.uk). Their aim is to achieve the same high standard of work, eminence of artists, and strength of concept as any major gallery show. You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato is an exploration of the mechanisms of spoken language. The game of language is played out on a giant chessboard constructed on the floor of an old mill building and, amongst others, features the work of British artist, Simon Morse, and a live daily internet performance between French artist, Annie Abrahams and German experimental musician, Antye Greie.

We are situated in Wigan in a warehouse that is part of Eckersley Mill. The address is: Unit 9, Eckersley Mill, Swan Meadow Road, Wigan, WN3 5BD.
By Car: From the M6 motorway, take junction 25 and follow signs to Wigan Pier. Get into the right lane at the pier and filter onto Wallgate which will take you over the canal bridge. If you get into the bus lane, the first road on your left after the bridge is Swan Meadow Road. The venue is signposted from here. Keep along Swan Meadow Road until it bends to the right where you will turn into the mill entrance on your right which is noticeable by several large yellow storage boxes at the gates. Head straight under the sign 'Dead Slow' and turn right at the gates into a courtyard. Head straight forward and Unit 9 will be on your left.
By train: Wigan Wallgate station for all local train services, direct trains run from Manchester Airport every hour. Wigan North Western station for all main line services between London Euston and Glasgow Central. From Wallgate station, turn right out of the station and from Wigan North Western, turn left. Head straight under the railway bridge. Keep straight and cross onto the other side of the road at the first available crossing. From here, Keep straight over the canal bridge with Wigan Pier on your right. Turn left after the bridge onto Swan Meadow Road. The venue is signposted from here. Keep along Swan Meadow Road until it bends to the right where you will turn into the mill entrance on your right which is noticeable by several large yellow storage boxes at the gates. Head straight under the sign 'Dead Slow' and turn right at the gates into a courtyard. Head straight forward and Unit 9 will be on your left.