- public art + people
- can art change the way people feel about their community?
- can public art be something that is already there?
- can public art make people feel safer?
March 2011 / Georges House Gallery and Folkestone
Strange Cargo's Stretching New Boundaries programme includes:
- By This Time Next Year - boredomresearch's new exhibition at Georges House Gallery.
- Models of Participation - research to identify national and international examples of different and high quality visual arts participatory practice from which to draw together a series of comparator case study examples.
- National Conference in East Kent - a one day national event including international speakers to explore future directions for participation in visual arts creation.
The iconic Real Snail Mail will also feature in the exhibition. A live enclosure of new Folkestone snail agents will be on hand to transfer emails at a snails pace – previously averaging 18 days 12 hr 51 min 58 sec.
Vicky Isley and Paul Smith collaborate as boredomresearch and are Research Lecturers in the Computer Animation Research Centre at NCCA, Bournemouth University. They are internationally renowned for creating software driven art, highly aesthetic both visually and acoustically of which include interactive artworks, public artworks, online environments, prints and generative objects.
Their artwork has been awarded an honorary mention in Transmediale.05, Berlin (2005) and VIDA 7.0 Art & Artificial Life International Competition, Madrid (2004). boredomresearchs’ artwork has been widely exhibited internationally their recent exhibitions include [DAM]Cologne (2011); Today Art Museum, Beijing (2010); Laboral, Gijon (2010); MAXXI, Rome (2010); iMal, Brussels (2008) and Instituto Itaú Cultural, São Paulo (2008).The artists are represented by [DAM]Berlin/Cologne and are ArtSway Associates, and you can find their artwork in many collections including the British Council’s.