[spectre] 'Local news' - call for participation

Natalie Ruth Waldbaum nsounds at seznam.cz
Sat Nov 26 16:43:47 CET 2005

 'Local News' - Invitation
 I would like to invite you to take part in an exhibition of 'Local News'. I am
 attempting to collect items of 'local' news from across Europe (and beyond). 
 Living in a small rural town on the south western tip of a small(ish) island off
 the western coast of the European continent, it is sometimes easy to lose
 perspective on the broader picture of current affairs, and to get caught up in
 issues of the immediate surroundings and their personal effects. The same can be
 said of any location.
 The term 'local' is always problematic: where do you draw the boundaries between
 local/ regional/ national/ international/ global? - And in what terms do you
 define it - geographically? culturally? politically? 
 In 'Local News' I would like to look at the meaning of 'local' on a personal
 scale of individual experience, the running of our day-to-day lives and the
 effects of events, directly or indirectly, on ourselves and our surrouindings.
 Here the boundaries blurr: global may become local, and vice versa.
 My attempt is to bring together  the personally selected events of a day from
 various 'localities' across the globe.
 TO CONTRIBUTE to this project please follow these instructions:
 * ON SUNDAY 27TH NOVEMBER (tomorrow) buy a local newspaper, select an
 article which effects you (directly or indirectly), cut it out and send it to me
 together with a comment ,in English, on why you chose it and how it effects you
 and/or your 'locality'. 
It doesn't matter what language the newspaper is in as long as your comment is in English.
 Your newspaper clippings and comments will be exhibited  at Gallery One-C in
 South Brent, Devon, UK., on 10th December 2005.
 Please send your clippings and comments to me a.s.a.p after 27th November (to
 allow for Christmas post delays) to:
 Natalie Waldbaum
 'Local News'
 Postgraduate Centre
 Dartington College of Arts
 Devon TQ9 6EJ

You can also fax them to: +44 (0)1803 861666, marked for attention of Natalie Waldbaum, Postgraduate Centre.
 Thank you for your contribution.
 Please feel free to pass this on to anyone else who might be interested in

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