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GREATER MANCHESTER ARTISTS EXHIBIT AT SALFORD UNIVERSITY MEDIACITYUK
 

Star date: 7th April 2018

TEN ARTISTS FROM TEN BOROUGHS

Technology: Past & Future
Monday 9th April Friday 4th May free
University of Salford MediaCityUK Campus

Starting on Monday and running for a month is an exhibition of digital-led creativity, with one artist from each of Greater Manchester's ten boroughs showcasing their work, including Salford's Ben Ark.

Full details here...


Ben Ark Salford Lee Crocker Bury Baz Armstrong Oldham
Ed Florance Manchester John Cooke Rochdale Louise Robson Wigan
Liam Hopkins Tameside
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Technology: Past & Future is a free exhibition running for a month in the foyer of Salford University's Media City campus featuring art that incorporates digital techniques from around Greater Manchester. 

Ten artists from each borough will be showcasing work, including, from Salford, Ben Ark, who has two urban landscape pictures depicting the Quays, The Lowry and Media City created using photography, digital software and painting techniques...

"His aim is to create pieces that are visually appealing and evoke emotions and a sense of familiarity" state organisers Quays Culture "Ben's distinctive style intentionally slips from precise photorealistic detail to less defined washes of colour, aiming to challenge the idea of what is real." A perfect metaphor for the place, one might say.

Also exhibiting is Rado Daskalov, from Bolton, whose work, Loss Generator, consists of a digital camera transmitting live video to a screen, which continues on a loop while new live video is played over it, creating an abstract image... 'Visitors are invited to discover different ways in which they can interfere with the flow of data and manipulate the image...'

Crocker Art has a piece entitled Bury Bustling, using text from overheard conversations and sketchbook drawings from 'bustling Bury'... while Ed Florance, from Manchester, comments on computer driven culture via his piece, Human Bath, combining animation with 3D props to create 'improbable in the real world'.

Meanwhile, Baz Armstrong, from Oldham, uses the town's old library building as inspiration for an abstract creation using '3D models derived from architectural floor plan data, digital photography and 3D digital surface mapping techniques'. And John Cooke, from Rochdale, produces 'photographs at an angle that most people would not consider'...

Stockport's Daniel Wiltshire creates sculptures that 'combine the textures, patterns and colours of glitched image files'; Tameside gives us designer Liam Hopkins' Local Fish, 'inspired by the inherent strength found in paper, wood and carbon fibre'; and Trafford gives us a film by Vron Harris, 'using still images to create a sense of movement, and moving images to create a sense of stillness'...

Finally, Louise Robson, from Wigan, will be exhibiting a work called Flow, 'a visual re-presentation of the presence and movement of people' using sensors and computers.

"It is fantastic to be working closely with the University of Salford, and these very talented artists, to showcase a first exhibition, which brings together these creative minds and celebrates innovative digital artists from across the Greater Manchester region" says Lucy Dusgate, Creative Producer at Quays Culture.

"Quays Culture introduces the public to world-class arts that utilise the latest digital technology, and this presentation is at the very pinnacle of this" she adds "We are delighted to be able to bring these pieces to a new audience in one space, and invite everyone to enjoy it at no cost."


Technology: Past & Future
Monday 9th April Friday 4th May free
University of Salford MediaCityUK Campus

For more details see www.quaysculture.com

To see a YouTube preview of the exhibition - click here

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