Digital Design Weekend, V and A
This Too Shall Pass, by Brian Mackern

This Too Shall Pass, by Brian Mackern

Latin(o) American Digital Art Project: This Too Shall Pass

 London Design Festival: Digital Design Weekend

Saturday 26 – Sunday 27 September 2015, 10.30–17.00

Victoria and Albert Museum, London


The Latin(o) American Digital Art Project from the University of Liverpool presents This Too Shall Pass// Affective Cartographies, the multimedia art work developed by their Artist in Residence, Brian Mackern, during his residency in Liverpool in 2014. This Too Shall Pass was developed during the Cities in Dialogue series of interventions, which brought together leading digital artists from across Latin America who each engage with cityscapes.

The intervention includes a showing of the artwork This Too Shall Pass across multiple screens, with sound and interactive features for audience intervention. For this artwork, Brian reworked the footage obtained through his dérives (a series of unplanned journeys along an urbanscape) in Liverpool. That gathering of information and recording of sound and visual material is then remixed in this artwork by different parameters (volume levels, transparencies, zooms, fragmentations, crossfadings, speeds of timelines, etc.) controlled by Liverpool’s “socio economic historic curve” of the last century.

As well as the digital artwork itself, printed postcards are also provided as part of the installation, and form a way of continuing the dialogues across the cities. The public is encouraged to take away one of the postcards and send it to another city, or to post it into our low-tech postbox to provide feedback on the project and communicate with the artist.

There is also the opportunity to vote for images, and share your own images of your own city, using Twitter, through the project’s Twitter galleries. There will be the opportunity to share in the debate on Twitter curation. Finally, the project will also be sharing their Policy Document, which arises from the findings of the project.

Tickets are free, and available from Event Brite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/va-digital-design-weekend-2015-tickets-18269529655

You can download a copy of our flyer with more details about the activities here: V&A flyer.

For more information on the Digital Design Weekend, including programme and venues, see the details on the V&A website.




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