Digital technologies are the accelerator pedal of contemporary visual culture.
This project highlights how technologies of the information age mirror older, slower networks of the industrial past. Interval is interested in the collision of physical person2person networks with their digital counterparts, and has brought together a group of artists and DIY technologists to explore this conception.
Interval will set out on a journey along Manchester's canal network on a barge, hosting a selection of projects in this 'mobile media' space. Live work created aboard the boat will simultaneously be streamed over a custom-built wireless network and projected inside a shipping container located at the Museum of Science and Industry.
Interval's selection of mobile locations responds to our express culture; to the supermodernity of impermanence. Through making the work mobile, the audience is encouraged to slow down, to relocate from network time to 'not-work' time, get swept away over Manchester's glittering waters, and join the flotsam and jetsam of barge culture.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Exhibitions, Digital Technologies, canals, barges|
|Schools:||School of Art, Design and Architecture|
|Event Title:||Fast and Slow Networks|
|Event Location:||Bridgewater Canal, Manchester and Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester. UK|
|Event Dates:||Preview 20 July 6-8pm Slate Wharf, Bridgewater Canal, Castlefield. 21-24 July 2006, 10am-4pm, Bridgewater Canal|
|Deposited By:||Briony Heyhoe|
|Deposited On:||19 May 2008 15:05|
|Last Modified:||28 Jul 2010 19:23|