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Manchester Time Piece

On Midsummer's Day, 21st June 2011, Tern Collective, a collaboration between Annie Harrison, Jude Macpherson and Jacqueline Wylie, created Manchester Time Piece, transforming Manchester into a giant sundial, with the iconic Beetham Tower as the gnomon (shadow-maker). We spent the longest day following the shadow. Hour by hour, we marked its position, and the passage of time, by leaving a photograph of the Tower where the shadow fell. The project was followed by the Guardian's Northerner blog, and a number of other news outlets including the Manchester Evening News, who animated a shadow map on their website, updating it every hour as we revealed our position. 

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