This September, CW&C, working with Chester Civic Trust, have appointed All Things Considered Theatre and artists Heinrich & Palmer to create two new artistic interventions that will temporarily occupy the underused public spaces along the Rows and make them accessible, in a new form, to the wider public during Heritage Open Days.
The artworks will fuse multimedia installations and live interactive performance to create a unique insight into Chester’s historic Rows. All Things Considered are proposing to create a new immersive theatre experience that will take a small audience on a journey up and around the Rows bringing to life stories they have researched. Heinrich and Palmer will use new technologies to create a site specific artwork in response to the heritage and history of The Rows, creating an experience that will offer a new perspective.
These commissions will form part of Chester’s Heritage and Visual Arts Strategy, adopted by CW&C in January 2017; and contribute to the visual arts commissioning programme to support a distinctive, surprising and articulate response to the city.