AND Festival (Spring) \\ Cumbria, UK \\ 15 March – 10 April 2010
In Spring 2010, audiences joined AND Festival on a digital journey across real and virtual worlds in Cumbria, Lancashire and online, as they abandoned the city to head for the hills. Strange, playful and radical interventions took place across the Northwest’s stunning landscape as a host of artists, scientists and designers mapped the region to question our relationship with nature and technology, food and health, work and play.
Today, too, I experienced something I hope to understand in a few days was a site-specific artwork that auto-generated films based upon narrative data collected from Facebook profiles. Using a combination of status updates, YouTube uploads and video portraits, the work looked at people in Barrow-in-Furness from a range of different perspectives, each one a form of surveillance.Read more