Seven Ways Up: Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere: 3D Interactive Visualisation of the Romantic Assents of Snowdon

Simon Bainbriddge (Other), Brian Thompson (Other), Mike Collier (Other), Inge Pannells (Other), Andrew Richardson (Designer), Sally Bushell (Other)

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Abstract

Seven Ways Up is a multidisciplinary project, a creative collaboration, bringing together artists, designers and literary academics to explore and interpret the rich history and literature of mountain pathways, to create new visions of literary mountain climbs.
Inspired by William Wordsworth’s account of his night-time ascent of Snowdon (an event that became the climax of his autobiographical epic, The Prelude) the project’s own journey began as a literal climb; tracing the poet’s words and footsteps to the summit of Snowdon’s peak. This initial journey represented an important starting point from which further exploration into the historical and literary background to the climb was undertaken.
The ‘seven ways’ makes reference to the main routes to the top of Snowdon, tracks well known by the time of William Wordsworth’s climb, and hint at the variety of individual pathways that writers, artists and poets may take in pursuit of their own ‘summit experience’. The exhibition held at the Wordsworth Museum in July 2016 represents the individual creative pathways followed as part of the group’s on-going creative journey.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Sunderland
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016
Externally publishedYes

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