Radiator Festival 2005, the East Midlands' Festival for New Technology Art, flagshipped current innovative artistic approaches in the digital arts field. Themed around location and navigation, of city streets and the artform itself, last year’s event explored the ever-shifting boundaries and blurring borders of a map which continues to resist our pins.
In the Radiator Festival's five commissions, the artists took time and place and projected onto this territory the future or the past. They made brave steps into space and time travel, planting flags of unique discovery. They planned the first manned landing on Mars and rebuilt Nottingham underwater; they mapped a childhood home over Broadway and planted a solitary tree of white light into the cement cityscape. Yet like all cartography there were areas beyond the reach of the mapmakers - the edge of the reasonable, definable world. At these boundaries, fearing the worst, the mapmakers flagged us up a warning - 'Ere be Dragons'.
Download the Radiator Brochure
Download the Radiator Festival Brochure including the Radiator & Digital Cultures Symposium on Performance, Dance, and Technology Art as well as the public performances of the Digital Cultures Lab.
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