From our rural base we provoke questions, encourage discussion and stimulate positive advances in art practice
The Allenheads Findings
‘The future is a very murky place. There are no eyewitness accounts, no first hand evidence’ -
When we started our 'Futures' residency at Allenheads Contemporary Arts we had a straight forward project: to make a documentary discussing ideas of the future, past and present within the local community.
It was during the recording of some of the interviews that we came across a strange story, often varying in details, but time and again different people came up with the same basic tale.
One of our interviewees later showed us a short report from a local paper about the events, and this is where our research changed direction entirely and we found ourselves immersed in an almost unbelievable mystery that remains unsolved and the facts hotly contested.
The facts are these:
On March 21st 2001 the army were mobilised for the first time in Northumberland to assist in the control of the disastrous foot and mouth outbreak.
That evening, deep within the quarantine zone in the village of Allenheads a body of a dead man was found. No-
The cause of death was not directly known and due to the scientific sensitivity of the area at the time,the incident was investigated by numerous police and governmental bodies. Nothing further came to light.
Those are the facts. But are they all the facts?
What if we told you that one of the investigating bodies into the death was the quasi-
What if we told you that since it’s classification, various parts of the final report have been leaked and seem to back up the most startling claim made about the whole episode.
The astounding claim that the dead body found in Allenheads was that of the worlds first documented time traveller.
There are even those out there who claim to have discovered the name and origin of the Allenheads time traveller, something the authorities never did.
Or did they ?
For more go to: www.electronicsunset.org/node/1813
Kypros Kyprianou and Simon Hollington -
|Three Days Chthonic|
|self funded residencies|
|previous self funded|