By Duncan Shingleton and Chris Speed
The digital artwork Text Block, developed from the idea that the extension to the Hawkes Bay Museum and Art Gallery is being built by people, and that contributions to its construction should be represented as people and not traditional building components. It is the shear will and tenacity of local people that are bringing the new extension into being, and consequently it made sense to portray the architecture as the names of those who have donated. We hope that for the many people who donate to the project, that seeing their name as a key element to the building will help them feel that are part of the building.
Boundary Work, 12th-27th November 2010, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork.
Boundary Work is the first in a series of exhibitions designed to facilitate a survey of work that operates in the space between art and science and as such aims to encourage a dialogue between the sub-disciplines of these fields. The exhibition therefore is a representation of work that treads the boundary between art & design and science and an invitation to participate was extended to artists, designers, and researchers in practices particularly relating to science and/or technology.
Visit: Boundary Work
Co-Cinema is a ten minute interactive movie experience that involved three sequences from Jacques Tati films – ‘Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot’, ‘Mon Oncle’ and ‘Playtime’. The work was exhibited during the Atmosphere programme at Inspace, Edinburgh, which ran parallel with the Edinburgh Film Festival. The cinema screen was cut up into 40 pieces, each piece corresponding to a seat in the audience. Each person sitting in the audience could ‘flip’ their movie segment to one of three different film sequences by scanning one of three QR codes that are located next to their seat with their smartphone.
The experience began with one cohesive image, but as members of the audience ‘flipped’ their own parts, it became broken up as 40 people tried to watch three movies at once.
Developed with the support of New Media Scotland, Inspace and the University of Edinburgh.
12 May – 15 May 2010, Oxfam, Manchester
The RememberMe artwork is a collaborative project with the Oxfam shop, near Contact Theatre. Leading up to FutureEverything, a research assistant will be based in the shop and recording brief stories about the donated objects into a microphone: where they acquired it, the memories attached and any associated stories. This audio clip will be linked to an RFID tag and QR code.
During FutureEeverything all tagged items will then join the shop’s stock. Customers, including conference delegates, will be invited to use our bespoke RFID readers, or their own smart phone to browse artifacts, displayed amongst the many thousands of other objects.
Once triggered, RememberMe labeled objects, will replay the story through speakers located in the shop, evoking ghosts of the past. Tagged objects will be in the public domain for purchase by other members of the community. Our iPhone and Android apps will allow them to access the story for years to come.
FutureEverything delegates are encouraged to bring something to the conference to donate to Oxfam, and to record a story with it.
The project is developed by the TOTeM project, a UKRC Digital Economy funded project to explore the social potential of the Internet of Things.
Visit: RememberMe, FutureEverything 2010
Watch: Video of RememberMe at FutureEverything