AN interactive map with embedded digital codes is giving the people of Exeter the chance to engage in some playful activities in the city centre streets.
Whether accepting the invitation to 'Be Neighbourly', 'Hold Something Dear' or 'Street Dance', participants can use the beautifully designed map to explore the urban environment in new and immersive ways.
Produced by Devon-based art collective Blind Ditch and realised by designer Lee Hodges, This City's Centre 2: Linger offers a unique opportunity to engage with and see Exeter anew.
Participants are directed to perform colour-coded actions in specific locations, which are accompanied by QR codes linked to sound files that reveal what the residents in these locations think and feel about where they live, their particular views and viewpoints.
Cat Radford, co-author of Linger, said: "If you sit at a window in central Exeter and watch the view, you see hundreds of people on their way to work, on their way to the shops, on their way to somewhere or other. They move like a river, flowing onward, never stopping.
"We created this map as part of This City's Centre to playfully disrupt this flow and to provide a lens through which the familiar becomes new and surprising."
Linger is the second part of a digital triptych for Exeter, which comprises of Window – a video and sound installation composed of views from the homes of 40 Exeter residents which is on view at RAMM until September 22; and Here, Now – a series of live performances as part of as part of Exeter's new Unexpected festival from September 17 to 21.
The map costs £2 and is available to buy from RAMM and Exeter Phoenix.