New public artwork in Sydney: City of Forking Paths

Art Artwork from Australia. Published by anonymous on Thursday 20 February 2014.

New public artwork in Sydney: City of Forking Paths image

Year: 2014

The Biennale of Sydney has announced that the inaugural City of Sydney legacy artwork will be a specially commissioned twilight video walk around The Rocks. Experienced on a smart phone or mobile device, City of Forking Paths leads people on a fictional journey through physical surrounds at dusk.

Created by international artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, City of Forking Paths (2014) will be unveiled on 1 May 2014 as part of the 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire, curated by Juliana Engberg. The work will remain as a permanent part of the City of Sydney’s public art collection (City Art) at the conclusion of the exhibition.

Starting at Customs House in Circular Quay, the work weaves a trail through The Rocks. Users can download the app onto their personal devices from home or borrow a mobile device for free.

The City of Sydney has committed up to $300,000 every two years to commission a major artwork for each of the next three Biennale of Sydney exhibitions, which will remain in Sydney as a permanent legacy and become part of the City Art collection.