*Next at HTTP: A SCAN Showcase
Opens 7pm Saturday 15th January 2005
Fenlandia by Susan Collins
dotdotdot by Igloo
Reverb by Lorie Novak
(AS)RAM by Neil C Smith
We invite you to the opening of the exhibition to view the work and to
meet some of the artists in person.
Artists Private View- 7pm Saturday 15th January 2005
then open to 30th January, Friday - Sunday: 12 noon- 5pm
Data Agency is a SCAN showcase of live, real-time, online media arts.
Combining found data with content produced by webcams, streamed audio,
generative programmes and their own sounds and visuals, these artists
reconfigure the original function and meaning of the data to create
their own, new devices and meanings, to enhance online arts projects.
Fenlandia features a series of gradually unfolding, digital landscapes
created by images harvested from webcams in rural, technological sites
(Silicon Fen in Norfolk, Silicon Valley in the M4 corridor, and Silicon
Glen in Scotland) around the UK. The data feed from the webcams updates
the images pixel by pixel, recording fluctuation in light and movement
throughout the day. At any one time the viewer experiences a different
version of the image as the pixels change and the piece expands -
Fenlandia extrapolates and develops traditional devices of the landscape
tradition in painting.
Commission by Film and Video Umbrella
dotdotdot is a new web and installation work. It is the net's first
interactive radio-streaming, motion capture project and is an on-line
choreographic work where viewers select the soundtrack whilst driving
the performance animations.
Reverb examines the cultural relevance of photographs by interspacing
media images of significant moments from the last 50 years with highly
personal images which place the viewer within a deeply political and
Direct broadcasts and archived sounds of historical events, political
speeches, and personal testimonies create different sound/image
permutations each time the piece is played.
*Neil C Smith*
Through improvisation and self-generating artworks, Oxford-based artist
Neil C Smith places the creative process in real-time, often remixing
the work of other artists; much of his work is unrecorded and ephemeral.
(AS)RAM is an online development of Neil's solo performance Radio Access
Memory, an improvised remix of live radio.
*Data Agency is a SCAN exhibition produced in association with
Furtherfield at HTTP*
Online exhibition http://www.scansite.org December 2004 - May 2005
SCAN is the new media arts agency in the South of England with a
commitment to the delivery and facilitation of collaborative works. The
organisation provides a fertile space for individuals and organisations
to share resources in the realisation of quality projects and
experimental initiatives using emergent technologies and practices.
Using the SCAN website, the physical spaces of our member organisations
and the expertise of our partner organisations, it provides a focal
point for a wide spectrum of digital arts practice. Data Agency is
supported by Arts Council of England
Press release for print (322k)
Gallery website http://www.http.uk.net
Getting to HTTP http://www.http.uk.net/docs/gettingto.htm
HTTP is a non-profit organisation run by artists and curators of
Furtherfield.org & Dosensos