Saturday, 11 September 2010

Inside Out at Phoenix Square

Inside Out – Sculpture in the Digital Age’ is a compelling international touring exhibition featuring 46 miniature sculptures produced in resin using 3D printing technologies, the title is also the theme for the exhibition which focuses on emerging digital design techniques - and features an exchange of objects with Australian artists via the internet. Co-curated by Professor Martin Rieser and Claire Smith (Melbourne University and Art Technology Coalition) , it is showing at Phoenix Square Leicester through September and October 2010. Rapid Prototype production by Guy Bingham

The exhibition is the result of collaboration between the Art Technology Coalition, the University of Technology Sydney and RMIT University in Australia along with De Montfort
University, Manchester Metropolitan University and University College Falmouth, (incorporating Dartington College of Arts) in the United Kingdom.

Exhibition procedural soundwork: Ron Herrema


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Riverains at Illumini Festival Shoreditch

Martin Rieser with Collaborating artists Ximena Alarcon & Kasia Molga 
Programming in Layar: Gareth Howells
Programming for Empedia locative system: Cuttlefish Multimedia, Phil Jones and Sean Clarke

Riverains creates a story trail along Old Street and Shoreditch High Street, accessible through user's mobile phones. It maps both the imaginary underground world of the Riverains and London's history onto the urban landscape.

Notionally, Riverains are souls tied to watery energies, running under our cities in rivers, cables, sewers, tunnels and caves. They travel unseen by these invisible routes and cluster around sites of their past experience.

Through GPS location sensing and QR barcode code reading, participants can use their mobile phone to discover this hidden underground world, which will correspond to real locations in Shoreditch. These align with the sites of past events such as the Ripper murders. Participants can use the Riverains voices to find those sites and fully experience these narratives.

Two new applications were developed by the Pervasive group at the IOCT for this event including a Layer tour and an new iphone app: Empedia , which will soon have a specific Riverains tour.

Kasia Molga especially revised her Mirror of Infinity mobile texting installation (Pictured) to complement the project.