Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Hack the Space

David and Arthur being interviewed by Channel 4 news

On Friday the 13th of June Watershed's technologist David Haylock and I took the train to London to participate in Hack the Space - a digital art event to launch The Space which took place in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall. 

We were among about 150 other artists and programmers who took part, working in teams or alone, to create art from data over 24 hours. 

The piece we made uses RGB LED's called NeoPixels which display the main colours in a painting. Our light sculpture is a chronological representation of the Tate's painting archive which takes about an hour to cycle through the collection of 4500 images. 

More on what we came up with here