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This City Is By Naho Matsuda

Large-scale pro­jec­tion describ­ing Bris­tol through the eyes of the internet

Date
02/10/20
Organisation
Region
Bristol
Opening Times
Sun–Thu, Closed
Friday, 18:00 – 23:00
Saturday, Closed
‘This City is’ is a large-scale projection that describes Bristol through a continuous list of statements taken from Twitter, Reddit and various other online platforms. The statements range from personal opinions to public announcements and from commercial texts to political statements. Continuously updating and randomly arranged, this collectivised stream of consciousness is an attempt to capture the many layers, voices and emotions that exist in Bristol at this very moment. In a time where our engagement in public places has changed, it has become difficult to sense how a city ‘feels’ and to connect to the shared sentiment of a place. This work engages and reconnects with the multiple versions of this city through the re-edit of found text.

This project is coded by Paul Angus and was first commissioned by O, Miami 2020.

Artist Bio
Naho is a German-Japanese artist based in London. Her work brings together the ordinary and the absurd to explore notions of labour, internet culture, emerging technology and the commons. Her work includes; print, publications, writing, installation and performance. Naho holds a post as a research assistant in the Interaction Research Studio at Goldsmiths University.
This City is talk artist ORIGINAL