Tide

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

TitleTide
CreatorsJerram, L. and Ride, P.
Description

Luke Jerram’s artwork TIDE used acoustic sculptures to represent the moon’s gravitational impact on the earth. Ride curated the project, organised exhibitions across five countries, edited the exhibition catalogue and wrote the curator’s introduction. This curatorial project aimed to work closely with an artist exploring how data drawn from a ‘real world’ experience can be

transmuted into another form and lead to a phenomenological experience for the audience. The project was the culminating

exhibition of Ride’s three year Arts Council funded programme, DA2. Additional funding came from National Lottery and Institute

of Physics. Research consisted of two components: development of the project with the artist; and collaboration with national

and international venues to present the work in both scientific and artistic contexts.

Luke Jerram’s resulting artwork used data of the moon’s gravitational pull upon the earth and manifested this information as an

audio signal. The installation consisted of acoustic sculptures creating a ‘live’ representation of gravity. It was presented as new

media dealing with the representation of data; as an interdisciplinary science-art investigation; and as a live audio work.

Ride’s role was to investigate and propose the scheme, select the artist’s proposal through peer review, work with the artist for

12 months in studio development and mentor him; investigate curatorial contexts in which work could be shown and propose to

and negotiate with national and international venues and festivals.

The project became a model for further collaborations of this nature and a central case study at a symposium ‘Impact and

Legacy’ held at Digital Arts Development Agency March 2001. Following an initial UK tour the work was exhibited in four

countries.

Research and reflections on the curatorial process formed a case study for a paper (subsequently published) at Interaction

Symposium, University of Technology, Sydney, November 2004 (ISBN:0-9751533-1-5).

Reviews include Live Art Magazine (October 2003); Guardian (27.07.01); Estonian Art.

Date2002
EventImages festival 2002
Web address (URL)http://www.da2.org.uk/tide
Publication dates
Completed2002

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

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

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

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