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Let Me Take You There

Paul Rooney

UK, 2003
Available formats: DVD / Digibeta tape / SD Digital file

Paul Rooney’s work frequently sits at the intersection of art and popular culture – especially music. His band Rooney successfully negotiates the potentially problematic terrain between art and pop have attained significant recognition in both fields. For Artranspennine03 Rooney has createdan audio guide for a field in Calderdale. His text, Let Me Take You There, weaves a densely textured narrative through popular music and the wider culture as framed by the field itself – the site of a photograph from the cover of Atmosphere by Joy Division. Visitors are encouraged to download the text below and use it as standard museum style audio guide for a site whose cultural significance would otherwise be overlooked. Also available is a text version of the audio guide in microsoft word format.