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Billennium Square (after Ballard)

A guided tour, on which you take a walk through time, watching as future architecture appears before your eyes and hear what different worlds might sound like.


Billennium Square (after Ballard). Photo by Paul Blakemore

Made by

Duncan Speakman

Duncan is an artist working with mobile audio in uncontrolled public and private spaces. His current PhD research is in the compositional structures of locative audio works and their relationship to current ecological debate.

In Millennium Square (Bristol), a place which marks a significant turning point in time, Uninvited Guests and Duncan Speakman collaborated with audiences to imagine possible futures for this public plaza. The tour will ended with an opportunity to design tomorrow’s city and see the buildings people imagined together layered onto the Bristol of today.

Billennium Square (After Ballard) relies on data transmission between the audiences and a visual artist collaborating from off site. The reduced latency of these new networks will hopefully facilitate a more dynamic and immediate dialogue.

This project is being created in collaboration with Sam Steer and F E N Y C E. Uninvited Guests are produced by Fuel.

 

Billennium Square was commissioned for the Layered Realities 5G showcase in March 2018.

The Layered Realities weekend, 5G showcase brings together the University of Bristol’s Smart Internet Lab and Watershed, We The Curious, BT, Nokia, Zeetta, Cambridge Communications Systems, PureLiFi and BiO.


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