Astronomical charts a route through the city of York across a year. Taking the Astronomical Clock at York Minster as a starting point – both as inspiration and its physical location – the virtual path moves through the city, moving incrementally away from the centre point of the Minster and ending up in orbit somewhere out on the city’s ring road.
Claire Hind walks this path as durational performance, takes photograph at exact points on the walk; specific plotted points on the virtual map, and Gary treats those photographs with textual anecdote to share on Instagram.
Gary Winters and Claire Hind work under the company name Gary and Claire. Their collaboration includes walking arts, live art, film, neon light installation, theatre and documentation. Their work has an international reach and their relationship between writing, play and performance is articulated in their book Embodying the Dead, Writing, Playing, Performing (Macmillan IHE 2020).