PAUSE – to 14 June 2021

PAUSE is a free-to-access interactive project set in Botanic Gardens, Belfast. The project was devised by collaborators Karishma Kusurkar and Mark O’Donnell earlier this year and is now live! Using your mobile device, you’ll be able to discover 14 different digital patterns that subtly shift and “breathe” and you’ll be able to take your own photographs with the patterns on top.

“Our project started earlier in the year when going outside the house was restricted during lockdown. We noticed that not everyone had access to their own gardens and that public parks and gardens became valued in a way that they perhaps hadn’t before. We also noticed that people living on their own struggled due to minimal social interaction and strangers would rush past each other out of fear of the coronavirus.

Our project’s aim is to get you to pause, take in your surroundings – in this case Botanic Gardens – and use the pattern markers as a walking route or guide. You can take photographs with our pattern overlays to mark the points that you stopped.”

With social distancing still being encouraged, pause seeks to create a safe outdoor interactive experience that lets you be creative and get some fresh air and exercise.

PAUSE is kindly supported by Arts Council NI.

Venue: Botanic Gardens, College Park Ave, Botanic Ave, Belfast BT7 1LP
Dates: 14 December 2020 to 14 June 2021
Times: 8.00am-6.00pm

More information: weshouldpause.com

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