Harris Museum & Art Gallery
The works showcased at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery highlighted a broad range of creative approaches to the digital - from video installation to large scale prints – and were installed throughout the contemporary galleries and stairway and balcony space.
Pioneering video artist Gary Hill investigated the relationship of spoken word and image, in digital projection Twofold (Goats and Sheep).
Renowned artists Thompson & Craighead presented two gallery installations – Triggerhappy & Short Films about Flying – using interactive gameplay and networked live, real-time data. Meanwhile, Robert Cahen’s Traverses offered a contemplative exploration of time, place, memory and perception.
Stefan Gec’s Untitled (Apollo-Soyuz Test Project), a double-screen animation, presents a 1975 docking procedure that happened 140 miles above earth between the US and USSR – a moment of political and technological significance.
Jane Prophet combines real photographs with computer simulated images, to present partly fictional contemporary landscapes; and Boredomresearch’s interactive Forest of Imagined Beginnings – a co-commsission with Folly, offered a world of user-generated messages, situated in a virtual landscape.
Using the computer pixel as a medium, Susan Collin’s Glenlandia ‘encodes the landscape’ via a webcam placed at Loch Faskally, Scotland, which records the natural view pixel by pixel; whilst Berlin collective eBoy make distinctive, colourful large scale pixelled cityscapes.
Throughout the building, 9 lightbox works by Bill Seaman represent a wider body of work – that considers artificial intelligence and robotic systems, and a showreel by video artist Woody Vasulka highlights the pioneering practice of the artist.