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People and places in Norwich feature in exhibition set for a secret location

PUBLISHED: 11:39 02 December 2016 | UPDATED: 11:57 02 December 2016

Théodora Lecrinier and Hannah Turner Wallis, who work together under the title Dyad Creative. Picture: Submitted

Théodora Lecrinier and Hannah Turner Wallis, who work together under the title Dyad Creative. Picture: Submitted

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The Way We Live Now is the result of a six month project by Théodora Lecrinier and Hannah Turner Wallis, who work together under the title Dyad Creative.

The Way We Live Now has seen the duo collaborate for the past six months with artists, photographers and digital artists. Picture: SubmittedThe Way We Live Now has seen the duo collaborate for the past six months with artists, photographers and digital artists. Picture: Submitted

Digital artworks featuring Norwich residents, part of a six month collaboration entitled The Way We Live Now, are to go on show at a secret outdoor location.

The project is the brainchild of Théodora Lecrinier and Hannah Turner Wallis, a Franco-British collaboration that work together as Dyad Creative.

The duo, who were winners of the Visual Art Award at this year’s Norfolk Arts Awards, have been collaborating for the past six months with artists, photographers and digital artists to create a unique record of people and places in Norwich. Subjects were photographed and then the portraits were passed to four visual artists and three digital artists to treat creatively.

Visual artists involved are Anmar Mirza, Anthony Zinonos, Josef Mounser and Laura Jones with digital artists David Drake, Marcus Williams and Nathan Clarke and photography by Andi Sapey.

A narrative for each film has been written by Norwich author Megan Bradbury who had her debut novel published this year.

Théodora and Hannah's project creates a unique record of people and places in Norwich. Picture: SubmittedThéodora and Hannah's project creates a unique record of people and places in Norwich. Picture: Submitted

“This is very much a trial run of a work in progress,” said Dyad co-director Hannah Turner Wallis. “But we are really proud and pleased with the results and wanted to get it out there and show people what we are creating.”

“People’s reactions and thoughts are very important to us,” added fellow co-director Théodora Lecrinier. “It’s about our city and while we want to challenge people’s preconceptions we also need their views and feedback.”

The Way We Live Now will be previewed at a secret location near Norwich Arts Centre on December 7. Following that Théodora and Hannah will build on their work so far to create an art trail across the city, providing an experience that strengthens a sense of pride in the city and the people who live in it.

The ultimate aim of The Way We Live Now is to create a platform that can travel to any city across the world, working with local people and artists.

“Our goal is to tour regionally, nationally and even internationally,” said Théodora. “We want to create a project that allows people to become a part of the process, take ownership and find identity within the city they are participating in,” explained Hannah.

• The Way We Live Now, Norwich Arts Centre, December 7, 5.30pm, admission free, 01603 660352, www.dyad-creative.com


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