FROM KAMPALA TO LEICESTER
Martin Rieser - Institute of Creative
Technologies at De Montfort University
Audio Trail and Installations
14th August – 30th September
|Sean Clark programmer testing Trail|
|Wall trail in Phoenix Cafe|
|Interactive Video multi-scree|
This digital commission in one of a series of events and activities across Leicester that marksthe 40th anniversary of the expulsion ofUgandan Asians and their subsequent move to Leicester.
In August 1972, Ugandan dictator Idi Amin gave the Asian community 90 days notice to
leave the country. They were forced to leavealmost everything in Uganda and seek refuge in other countries such as Britain and Canada. The digital commission consists of a trail linking New Walk Museum and Art Gallery and Phoenix, a video installation in the Phoenix café multiscreen and a large wall graphic showing the trail and providing access to QR codes, located in the Phoenix café.