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Tide

Jerram, Luke and Ride, Peter (2002) Tide. In: Images festival 2002, 13 - 21 Apr 2002, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada.

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Official URL: http://www.da2.org.uk/tide

Abstract

Luke Jerram’s artwork TIDE used acoustic sculptures to represent the moon’s gravitational impact on the earth. Ride curated the project, organised exhibitions across five countries, edited the exhibition catalogue and wrote the curator’s introduction. This curatorial project aimed to work closely with an artist exploring how data drawn from a ‘real world’ experience can be transmuted into another form and lead to a phenomenological experience for the audience. The project was the culminating exhibition of Ride’s three year Arts Council funded programme, DA2. Additional funding came from National Lottery and Institute of Physics. Research consisted of two components: development of the project with the artist; and collaboration with national and international venues to present the work in both scientific and artistic contexts. Luke Jerram’s resulting artwork used data of the moon’s gravitational pull upon the earth and manifested this information as an audio signal. The installation consisted of acoustic sculptures creating a ‘live’ representation of gravity. It was presented as new media dealing with the representation of data; as an interdisciplinary science-art investigation; and as a live audio work. Ride’s role was to investigate and propose the scheme, select the artist’s proposal through peer review, work with the artist for 12 months in studio development and mentor him; investigate curatorial contexts in which work could be shown and propose to and negotiate with national and international venues and festivals. The project became a model for further collaborations of this nature and a central case study at a symposium ‘Impact and Legacy’ held at Digital Arts Development Agency March 2001. Following an initial UK tour the work was exhibited in four countries. Research and reflections on the curatorial process formed a case study for a paper (subsequently published) at Interaction Symposium, University of Technology, Sydney, November 2004 (ISBN:0-9751533-1-5). Reviews include Live Art Magazine (October 2003); Guardian (27.07.01); Estonian Art.

Item Type:Show/Exhibition
Additional Information:Also shown at 'Interstanding 4', International Festival of Media Art, Tallinn, Estonia, (1st – 18th November 2001); Bristol Science Centre (3rd March – 22nd April 2001); Van Nelle Ontwerpfabriek, DEAF (Dutch Electronic Arts Festival), Rotterdam, (9th – 21st November 2004).
Research Community:University of Westminster > Media, Arts and Design, School of
ID Code:4778
Deposited On:07 May 2008 13:24
Last Modified:01 Jun 2011 15:53

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