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September 26, 2005

StoryRooms: Interactive Networks, Media Art and Installations


Unexpected Stories

The technical nature of the art works becomes invisible and instead they challenge the audience to take part in interactive scenarios, unexpected stories and impromptu visual dialogues. The projects examine our life in media culture and a digitised society: by linking the physical installation to the digital space and vice versa – within extraordinary models of art and networking that encourage the viewers’ very own creative input.

StoryRooms is curated by Andrea Zapp; born in Germany, and currently based in Manchester as a Senior Lecturer, media artist and theorist at Manchester Metropolitan University. Next to her art installation projects she has published several books, including publications with The British Film Institute, The German ZKM Centre for Art and Media and most recently with FACT/MMU - on media art, interactivity and networking.

Susan Collins, UK
Paul DeMarinis, USA
Ken Goldberg, USA
Paul Sermon, UK
Cornelia Sollfrank, Germany
Tan Teck Weng, Malaysia/Australia
Andrea Zapp, Germany/UK (installation soundtrack by Vini Reilly, UK)

When: October 11, 2005 - January 15, 2006; Where: Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. You are kindly invited to the opening reception on Tuesday, October 11, 2005, 6 - 9 pm with an interactive audience performance by ELECTROBOUTIQUE (Alexei Shulgin & Aristarkh Chernyshev, Moscow). The event is taking place in the unique and historical setting of the grade one listed 1830 Warehouse at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, UK.

For more information and contact please visit www.storyrooms.net or www.msim.org.uk

Funded by the Arts Council England/North West and supported by The Museum of Science and Industry, The Arts and Humanities Research Council, Manchester Metropolitan University, The Goethe Institute Manchester, Arts Western Australia and Western Australian Government.

Museum of Science and Industry
1830 Warehouse, Castlefield,
Liverpool Road, Manchester
10.00 am - 5.00 pm every day
admission free

Posted by jo at September 26, 2005 05:20 PM