Katie Etheridge & Simon Persighetti are artists, performance makers, and educators based in Cornwall, UK. They create and produce projects locally, nationally and internationally that explore the interrelationships between people and place. Simon is a core member of Wrights & Sites, a group of performance-trained artists producing international site-specific performances, walking projects, publications, and other art works since their formation in 1997. Katie is the face behind Faceback, the live art game that has gone viral at Festivals and events across the UK, connecting 1000’s of people who wouldn’t normally meet.
THRESHOLDS by Katie Etheridge & Simon Persighetti with Fred McVittie Pursuing the idea of a university without walls, THRESHOLDS takes the form of a guided group walk around Penryn, encountering some of the physical, atmospheric, geographic, political, and historical thresholds of this ancient Cornish town and place of learning. Through informal conversation, walking, and transitioning through material and atmospheric thresholds, participants will be invited to identify and explore key learning experiences that inform their life-art-work. With guest contributor Fred McVittie on the relationship between portals and the sublime. Key Words: Threshold Concepts, Walking, Art, Architecture, Mis-Guide, Lintels, Pedagogy, Urban Exploration, Tea and Biscuits