Participant category:Exhibiting artist
Artwork:LSD Drive (2006), Audio (2006), Journey across the surface of a CD (2007)
Manchester based artist Simon Blackmore works primarily with sound and custom built technology. The process of creating these works is very hands on, and the relatively low-fi aesthetic draws on influences from woodworking, hobby style electronics and open source software. The time consuming process of these works aims to question the role of the individual in relations to a technologically driven society.
Journey across the surface of a CD, 2007 was commissioned especially for Digital Aesthetic 2 . It documents a number of fictional journeys that imagine how it may look and sound if the viewer was shrunk to the size of a needle tip and travelled across the surface of a commercial CD.