Link Gallery Exhibition

The exhibition features the kites and other flying structures that flew (or didn’t quite fly) on Chunal moor, near Glossop, as part of the Unit X activities. The event whbich included students from Contemporary Art History, Interactive Arts and Fine Art celebrated the creative and imaginative spirit of the influential philosopher, Ludwig Wittgenstein who stayed at the nearby Grouse Inn in the spring and summers of 1909 and 1910. Wittgenstein was employed to design and make large kites for the university students of that time to use in order to send experiments up into the upper atmosphere. Shortly after this time, Wittgenstein left Manchester, arriving at Cambridge university determined to re-think the nature of philosophy itself  – exchanging the flight of the kite for the flight of the mind.






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BA Contemporary Art History Manchester School of Art

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