Living Data

v1.0 by: Michael Takeo Magruder with collaborators, 2014-15

An exhibition of evolving virtual/physical artworks that are generated in real time from the ubiquitous artefacts of the digital domain.

About the Project:

Living Data is an exhibition of evolving virtual/physical artworks that are generated from the ubiquitous artefacts of the digital domain. Derived from the vast and ever-changing sea of collective data that underpins nearly all aspects of everyday existence, this body of work considers how emerging technologies – ranging from Internet services and real-time communications to social media and user-generated content – concurrently arise from and feed back into the real world, reflecting (while affecting) contexts and situations within our globalised, information-rich society.

Simultaneously beautiful and thought provoking, the pieces in the exhibition creatively blend modern computer systems and networks with traditional forms of visual art. The result is a selection of digitally hybrid paintings, sculptures, videos and installations that give visitors an opportunity to experience new ways of seeing and interacting with the ephemeral realms of ‘living’ data which are now an increasingly fundamental part of contemporary life.

Project Documentation:

Exhibition Tour:

07.02.2014 - 20.04.2014 . City Gallery, Peterborough Museum, Peterborough, UK
05.07.2014 - 31.08.2014 . Dame Hannahs at Seale-Hayne, Devon, UK
14.01.2015 - 15.03.2015 . Watermans, London, UK
28.02.2015 - 18.04.2015 . The Brindley, Cheshire, UK

In Collaboration with:

Drew Baker [ 3D visualisation ] . Erik Fleming [ backend programming ] . David Steele [ backend programming ] . Watermans Participants [ Data Flow (River Brent) collaborative work ]

Produced in Dialogue with:

Lisa Helin [ Peterborough Museum ] . Irini Papadimitriou [ Watermans ]

With Thanks to:

Simon Poulter [ production - Peterborough Museum ] . Louise Hesketh [ production - The Brindley ] . Anna Gilroy & Peter Reeves [ production - Dame Hannahs ] . Emma Puente [ media production and documentation ]

Supported by:

Living Data is a 2014-15 touring exhibition by Michael Takeo Magruder produced in dialogue with curators Lisa Helin and Irini Papadimitriou. It was made possible with funding and generous support from Vivacity (Peterborough), Watermans (London), The Brindley (Cheshire) and Dame Hannahs (Devon).

Artworks and Resources:

© TAKEO 2014-15