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Poemdrums by Liliane Lijn

See your words in new campus sculpture

International artist Liliane Lijn needs your help to create a striking new piece of public art for campus. The artwork will be associated with Nexus, the University's new centre for promoting collaboration and partnership.

The artwork will use light, motion and language to explore how unexpected juxtapositions can provoke fresh meanings. Converse Column will be a nine-metre high revolving column of transforming words, forming a landmark on campus and within the city. It draws upon Lijn's Poem Machines, and more recently, her Poemdrums, which spin and disengage words from the composed text.

Lijn is keen to involve the University community in the creation of this important artwork. You are invited to contribute your ideas and texts to be included as part of the Converse Column.

Find out more and contribute your words to the column

Three people viewing the public art trail map. Copyright: Ben Harris Download the new Campus Art Trail map
William Gott - Pattern Book, 1815The Yorkshire Year of the Textile celebrates the rich textile heritage of the region through research, engagement activities and artistic commissions. Read about the Yorkshire Year of the Textile in the new Culture on Campus Guide. Supported by Arts Council England

Public Art on campus is supported by a lively programme of events, including Public Art Shorts, round-table discussions and creative workshops.  

Visit our events pages for further details.

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