Timeless: time, landscape and new media

Ride, P. 2006. Timeless: time, landscape and new media. Harbourfront Centre, York Quay, Toronto, Canada

TitleTimeless: time, landscape and new media
CreatorsRide, P.
Description

A curated project by Ride, this exhibition of seven artists’ work explored how digital media offer unique ways of representing time in landscape as non-linear experience. ‘Timeless’ was a thematic group exhibition investigating how new media offer different ways to represent ‘time’ in the landscape

image – a subject that has traditionally been dominated by photographic and filmic representations privileging linear time-frames

and the frozen moment. Ride’s research explored how new media art is more likely to represent landscape using a non-linear

time-frame. Ride argued that the inherent qualities of digital material that allow data to be re-purposed encourage artists to

visualise time in a less deterministic and more fluid way. Artworks using interaction, manipulation, networking and artificial-life

programming were exhibited. Artists included Simon Faithfull, Jane Prophet, Chris Welsby.

The underlying curatorial approach challenged the usual emphasis on technological innovation in new media work, instead

showing artists’ work within a critical thematic framework that emphasised more fundamental issues of representation and

aesthetics.

Ride’s curatorial work commenced in 2002 with research into new media artists responding to natural phenomena such as the

Aurora (financial support received from AHRC Small Grants in Creative and Performing Arts). Research into time through artists’

interactions with astro-physicists resulted in a symposium ‘Time, Space and the Artist’s Document’ (Nov 2003; speakers

including Prof Jana Levin). Exhibition research involved field visits to USA, Canada, Australia and UK.

‘Timeless’ was the major group exhibition of the Toronto Images Festival 2005. The exhibition received a special citation from

the Festival Jury for excellence in a curated project. The research was further developed and accepted for two conference

presentations (selected by review panels): ‘Engage’ University of Technology, Sydney, November 2005 and The Society for

Photographic Education (USA) National Conference 15 – 18 March 2007, Miami. Reviews include The National Post, Canada.

Financial support by received from Canadian and British Arts Councils (£8,000).

Date2006
EventImages Festival Toronto
Web address (URL)http://www.carte.org.uk/timeless
Publication dates
Completed2006

Related outputs

Suspended: Art in the threshold
Ride, P. 2018. Suspended: Art in the threshold. in: Parry, R., Page, R. and Moseley, A. (ed.) Museum Thresholds: The Design and Media of Arrival London Routledge.

Enriched Audio Description: Working towards an inclusive museum experience
Eardley, A.F., Fryer, L., Hutchinson, R., Cock, M., Ride, P. and Neves, J. 2017. Enriched Audio Description: Working towards an inclusive museum experience. in: Halder, S. and Czop Assaf, L. (ed.) Inclusion, Disability and Culture: An Ethnographic Perspective Traversing Abilities and Challenges Springer.

Redefining Access: Embracing multimodality, memorability and shared experience in Museums
Eardley, A.F., Mineiro, C., Neves, J. and Ride, P. 2016. Redefining Access: Embracing multimodality, memorability and shared experience in Museums. Curator: The Museum Journal. 59 (3), pp. 263-286.

The digital media handbook. 2nd edition
Dewdney, A. and Ride, P. 2014. The digital media handbook. 2nd edition. Abingdon Routledge.

The narrative of technology: understanding the effect of New Media artwork in the museum
Ride, P. 2012. The narrative of technology: understanding the effect of New Media artwork in the museum. in: Macleod, S., Hourston Hanks, L. and Hale, J. (ed.) Museum making: narratives, architectures, exhibitions Abingdon Routledge. pp. 267-276

Putting it together: examining new media arts and creative practice
Ride, P. 2012. Putting it together: examining new media arts and creative practice. PhD thesis University of Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design

#CitizenCurators
Ride, P. 2012. #CitizenCurators.

Enter the gallery
Ride, P. 2011. Enter the gallery. Public: Art, Culture, Ideas. 44, pp. 80-90.

David Rokeby: plotting against time
Ride, P. 2008. David Rokeby: plotting against time.

David Rokeby: silicon remembers carbon
Rokeby, D. and Ride, P. 2007. David Rokeby: silicon remembers carbon. Liverpool

The new media handbook
Dewdney, A. and Ride, P. 2005. The new media handbook. London, UK Routledge.

Active daydreaming: the nature of collaboration
Prophet, J. and Ride, P. 2004. Active daydreaming: the nature of collaboration. in: Fusco, M. (ed.) Wonderful: visions of the near future book UNKNOWN. pp. 66-70

Tide
Jerram, L. and Ride, P. 2002. Tide. Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada

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