|Creators:||Hollington, Simon and Kyprianou, Kypros|
I.F.F.E (The Invisible Force Field Experiments) took as its starting point British pastoral science fiction films of the 1950s. The project explored science fiction narratives and tropes and the political metaphors contained within them through the medium of a fictionalised scientific investigation. Over a two-month residency at Artsway, Hampshire, in collaboration with Kypros Kyprianou (50%), the project, framed by a semi-fictional weblog and press releases, developed into a large-scale hybrid project. Interdisciplinary research was carried out in collaboration with scientists and technicians, across a variety of scientific fields including different force field technologies, infra-sound, electromagnetism and anti-gravity theory.
The project received further funding from Arts Council England to research fresh ways of documenting large-scale hybrid art works using new interactive technologies, particularly by presenting a non-linear narrative form that more closely represented the experience of the viewer to the original piece.
The outcome of this research was published as an experimental DVD and booklet styled as a Scientific Accident Investigation Group report, which documented the various strands of the piece, re-contextualised within an unconventional and original narrative framework.
The work, further contextualised within a multimedia installation, was re-presented at the ICA, London, in 2005, and remained on show for four weeks, before touring internationally, when venues included the 51st Venice Biennale, Mop projects in Sydney, and the Pog:ME festival in Brazil.
|Type of Research:||Show/Exhibition|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design|
|Date:||25 October 2003|
|Funders:||Arts Council England|
|Related Websites:||http://www.electronicsunset.org/home, http://www.electronicsunset.org/project_archive/the_invisible_force_field_experiments|
|Related Exhibitions:||Scientific Accident Investigation Group Report, ICA digital studio; London (2005)|
|Event Location:||Artsway, Sway, Hampshire UK|
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|Material/Media:||cctv, dvd, computers, scientific laboratory equipment, variable.|
|Deposited By:||INVALID USER|
|Deposited On:||05 Dec 2009 11:41|
|Last Modified:||30 Jan 2014 12:32|