navigate was a four-day festival of live art that took place on Newcastle and Gateshead Quays in June 2005. Featuring world premieres of several specially commissioned works, navigate comprised of an international line-up of artists whose diverse practices address navigation as a core theme – from the examination of the body as a site, to the mapping of real and virtual geographies, to the navigation of data in digital media and the navigation of time across physical and emotional space.
navigate was produced by amino, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Forma and independent curator Michelle Hirschhorn. The event was part of the 2005 Alive International Festival of Rivers and the Sea funded by Arts Council England, Newcastle City Council, Northern Rock Foundation and the Millennium Commission Urban Cultural Programme.
Background image: navigate poster, 2005