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Trampoline October 6th 6pm-late Broadway and Synergy, Broad Street, Nottingham, UK

The creative launchpad for new media art that is Trampoline again returns to Broadway this October. This is an opportunity to plug into the innovations of Nottingham based artists and at the same time connect with international media art developments.

With a focus on locative and pervasive media Trampoline will be inviting you to question if you are increasingly connected to everyone else, being surrounded by information technology, where are you located? A diverse set of work and events will be examining how new media is entering the fabric of our everyday lives, installing itself into to every part of our environment, forming the new dimension of our reality, the dimension of data.

Trampoline highlights include:
Truck Art, www.truckart.org, a gallery on wheels moving through the city, encouraging all passers by to view its innards, challenging the exclusive enclosed form of the white cube. Truck art has already been doing its rounds throughout London and has recently been presented in Leipzig and at the Prague Biennale. Oliver Perry will be encouraging us to re-examine our environment through the use of site-specific live and pre-recorded video projection, experimenting with methods of viewing space.

James Smith & Jo Lamming’s electronic noise bike will be clattering its way through Nottingham’s streets and streaming back to Broadway investigating Nottingham’s WIFI hotspots and so exploring the topography of the city on not just a physical but also on a virtual level. Jon Cambuel will also be touring the city with his Speech Guitar using a real-time generative speech and sound synthesizer, a combination between the aesthetic of Rock music and Digital music that engages your whole body to be able to perform with it.

Kunal Sen will be offering us a fleeting glimpse of an old man’s life as he reflects on time, in the animation Hua Noor, having recently shown at ARS Electronica. The vivacious, quirky team, Video Babes, from Indonesia, will be presenting their high impact moving image, along with many other international and local animation and video.

Srishiti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore will be opening our eyes to local issues in India through the project “Mapping Devanahalli”, highlighting the impact of a major redevelopment of a village by the construction of a new airport. And Allen Coombs will be highlighting movement through our own locality through GPS mappings of his wanderings throughout the land.

In addition to all these tantalizing activities there will be DJs, VJs, and lots of raucous noise.

The Pervasive and Locative Artist Network and the Mixed Reality Lab (Nottingham University) will be making an appearance at Trampoline. They will be providing information on their collaborative workshop together, which aims to drive forward the productive yet often tentative relationship between artists, scientists and engineers. Some of the participants will be giving a presentation on the activities of PLAN the Mixed Reality Lab and providing insight into their own work. This will be a good opportunity to discuss what they are up to in an informal relaxed setting.

Trampoline Timetable
Start 6pm
Screening 6.30-8pm
PLAN/MRL Discussion 8.30-9.30pm
Synergy 10.30pm with more live music and performance
There will also be events/exhibits around the city throughout the evening

From GPS and RFID to compass and mobile phone, with clattering sound bikes, mobile gallery, interactive installation, animation, video, performance, live music, wires, batteries and circuit boards - make sure this current is feeding into you!

If you have any queries please contact Emma Lewis, Trampoline Coordinator
0115 9559956