Time To Get Lost// Fracture Mob will launch at Plymouth Art Centre at 2pm on 3rd October. For more information see Plymouth Art Centre.
This element of the project was part of a commission by Plymouth Art Centre to make a work that would re- explore the city. The launch will coincide with the opening of 'Walk On' an exhibition of art walking.
Plymouth & A Very Brief History Of Getting Lost:
Plymouth established its reputation both as a centre for voyage and discovery. In 1572 Sir Francis Drake became the first Englishman to sail into the Pacific, and in 1577 he embarked on the first ever circumnavigation of the globe. Drake was responsible also for the establishment of England's first colony, at Roanoke in Virginia.
Perhaps the most celebrated expedition to leave Plymouth was that of the Pilgrims. Persecuted for their puritan beliefs in eastern England, they set sail for the New World on board the Mayflower in 1620. After spending a few weeks in Provincetown at the tip of Cape Cod, they eventually landed in Plymouth Harbor and helped to establish a new Plymouth community.
Further explorations that left from Plymouth included three voyages to the southern ocean and the Pacific made by James Cook, the first in 1768. He was the first explorer to set foot on what are now the Hawaiian Islands, where he died in 1779. In 1831 Charles Darwin left Plymouth for the Galapagos Islands, where he formulated his revolutionary theories of natural selection and the Origins of Species. More recently, in 1967 Sir Francis Chichester started and finished at Plymouth the first ever solo circumnavigation of the globe on board his yacht Gypsy Moth IV.