Cybercity Exhibition 2010

'Cybercity' Exhibition March - April 2010, Art, Mannart

Habitat has evolved over the last six months to become a shelter from the elements that over time have eroded these large geological fragments brought here by a distant ice age.
Recorded in ink, pencil and paint from isolated locations in Scotland, France and Spain, these monolithic forms cast long shadows and memories. Scarred with marks,signs and measurements of time, ordeals and achievements.
Everyones Habitat experience is different, this one I carry with me.

Cybercity here becomes an energy, a force to release ‘Habitat’ into a virtual space were communication is paramount and the isolation of the cave is a distant thing.

Cybercity is a global language, a dialogue between the physical and virtual Worlds.
Here tall building / tower structures grow and seed like electronic flowers, pollonating cyberspace with light, sound and information.
Hot spots like a telephone box, wired without wires.
Everyones Cybercity experience is different, this one I carry with me.

Wakefield Cybercity 2010 is an innovative multidisciplinary media art project between Wakefield Council, Wakefield College, Hemsworth Arts & Community College, Beam and three German based artists – Graham and Christina Smith and Anja Bardey.
It forms part of the wider trans-national art and public realm project, The Third Eye.

The main idea of the project, The Third Eye, is to connect individuals, institutions and groups from different areas in Europe in an artistic, technological, educational and cultural exchange. Participants come from several school projects in various cities in the Ruhr district in Germany, a three-part project in the City of Wakefield (Wakefield Cybercity 2010) and projects in the Randstad district in the Netherlands.
This exhibition begins to explore ideas relating to this project for the future of Wakefield, both physical and virtual.