MKVH: The Screenplay

By Hayley Newman

This book documents a performance by British artist Hayley Newman held in Milton Keynes in March 2006.

Entitled Milton Keynes Vertical Horizontal, the piece consisted of a continental coach, inhabited by the artist and seven local volunteers, being driven around the infamous ‘grid’ road system of the town until the coach ran out of diesel.

At its simplest, it is a funny paradox; an intercontinental coach that doesn’t leave the town. I suppose I want the bus journey to activate discussion which may or may not be specific to Milton Keynes. I have already heard that there are all sorts of problems with bus networks, and generally getting around Milton Keynes if you don’t have a car. This may be one point for discussion; alternatively the event may bring about different debates.’ — Hayley Newman

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