SAT 10 JULY 2004
Saturday 10 July 04
The Media Centre | Info: 0870 990 5007
Land Marks: Huddersfield, is a one day event at The Media
Centre to launch three new media art projects based in Huddersfield
which emerge from the towns landscape, history and collective
memory. Wireless and mobile technologies are employed by artists
and poets to trace and document memory and experience, exploring
ways that our knowledge of streets and buildings are inseparable
from our personal memories.
This is a free public event so everyone is welcome to come along,
meet the artists, and get involved.
Surface Patterns: are you on the map?
01 July 04 01 July 04
by Blink and supported by The Media Centre.
Patterns provides free access to the hidden histories of twelve
sites across Huddersfield. It aims to inspire both visitors and
the people who live and work in Huddersfield to learn about local
heritage via their mobile phones, and to contribute to an evolving
audio and text archive. By texting a key number mobile phone users
can access text and sound files 24 hours a day, seven days a week
to reveal the hidden histories of each site and learn how a series
of locations have been transformed over time.
Do you have a memory of a particular place in Huddersfield? Whether
your own significant site is where you met your partner or even
where you like to eat your lunch, add it to the Surface Patterns
map; simply send a text or leave an answerphone message. No record
is too trivial or personal, and all contributions go towards building
a picture of how people find unexpected ways to respond to their
audio clips and 10 new infotexts will be available from the 1st
of every month. The full archive, along with all selected contributions
will feature on the website at: www.surfacepatterns.co.uk.
Text 07781 47 10 38 to receive a text message containing
information about one of twelve locations or to add a memory to
Call 01484 437400 to listen to soundbites and leave your
anecdote as an answerphone message.
Patterns texts are free. Recorded information is charged at your
usual network rate. No personal details are retained or given
to third parties.
Patterns is created by Blink and funded by Arts Council England,
Awards for All, Kirklees Cultural Services and The Media Centre.
Lisa Roberts at Blink: 01484 301 805 [[email protected]]
Surface Patterns: Audio Tours by Jen Southern
12 Jul 24 Sep 2004
Mon - Fri
new work commissioned jointly by The Media Centre and Blink
Patterns: Audio Tours uses a Global Positioning System [GPS]
device to explore how memory is linked to urban and domestic place.
The GPS device itself can only describe latitude, longitude and
altitude; however, when used to trace the route that someone takes
through a place, it can reveal the pattern of the path taken,
allowing us to share knowledge of hidden locations and unexpected
vantage points along that path.
information will be uploaded soon.
Speakers Corner: Nameless Poem by Eleanor Rees
Following a recent upgrade of the Speakers Corner display, The
Media Centre, in collaboration with The Word Hoard,
is pleased to announce the launch of a commission by Liverpool
poet Eleanor Rees. Eleanor has written a new poem specifically
for presentation on Speakers Corner; over the coming months the
public are invited to respond to the refrain Tell me something
of this, using text messaging or via the website. The publics
responses will inform a re-writing of the poem, which will then
replace the original, creating a recursive hybrid work that exists
somewhere between the poet and the street. The project will run
until March 2004, and the completed poem will be published in
print form and will be available from The Word Hoard and The Media
project will go live on Speakers Corner on 10 July 2004.
Saturday 10 July 04
Guided tours to Surface Patterns locations. Each tour will begin
with a brief introduction to the Surface Patterns: Audio Tours
exhibition in the Medialounge by Huddersfield artist Jen Southern.
pm - Surface Patterns Tour
2 pm - Surface Patterns Tour
3 pm - Surface Patterns Tour
Tours start from The Media Centre reception.
pm - Poetry Reading
Rees will introduce and read from her new commission for Speakers
Corner, Nameless Poem in The Media Centre Café
Info: 0870 990 5007