A 44-day journey culminating in a unique,ephemeral public artwork on LEIGH BEACH June18th from first light to high tide
An exciting contribution to Leigh Art Trail 2011, Joanna Hartle created Camino, a 12m wide sand and cockleshell labyrinth – an artwork which, already in the making, will culminate on June 18th and in situ for only a matter of hours.
The piece draws inspiration from journeys - physical, spiritual and emotional which entwine our lives and the memories they bring. The visitors to the Leigh Art Trail were asked to gain stamps on their ‘Camino Passport’ throughout the trail. Once, stamped your passport gives you entry to experience the Labyrinth.
The work will continued journey with the tide, to live as a legacy in people’s memories. From this piece has evolved the caminoproject.org which encourages people to create their own camino and record the experience asking only that the accompanying film maintains the length of 6 minute 6 second - the same length as the original and somewhere in the frame of the image that the camino image - shown beside is featured.
Camino- Stop frame animation - shortened version Alan Hockett
The film shows the birth life and death of camino on 18th June 2011.
Little did we know that she would still remain, ghostlike for another two weeks.