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(We Create Digital)
"London is one of the great living palimpsests of our time. Its layers of history and its constant energy to re-invent itself fuels this vast grey magnet. I was spurd on by the great Map Makers of London's past - John Roque, Greenwood and Phyllis Pearsall (the originator of the A-Z). Informed by my own insights and knowledge, I combined further research on the Internet and through writers such as Peter Ackroyd and Ian Sinclair.
The resulting map, a spoof of the historical ones of old, would challenge the first impressions of its viewer; touching on the Capital's vastness, its secrets and its undercurrents. With this process in mind, I began to edit the information, keeping what I felt were historically important, interesting, relevant and amusing. These fantastical additions and epithets are purposefully innocent and acidic, trivial and serious. The Map is as much about the personality of its viewer than it is about of my own. In other words it acts as a mirror.
Britain is a collection of islands and it undoubtedly forms part of our identity. This provincialism; the centre of many industries and in particular the London Centric Art world and its rise again to a world city status add to its identity as an icon, separated from the rest of the country. I wanted to perceive London as another one of these 'islands', and so when mapping the coastline around its Borough edges I was happy to discover Carshalton Beaches coinciding with this border."
Fig.1&2 Stephen Walter, "The Island"
"A show of new work by the American artist Clay Ketter opened in London this week at Bartha Contemporary. Ketter, who has lived in Sweden for over 20 years, is renowned for creating art works through the investigation of construction techniques. His work on the surface has a beautifully minimalist aesthetic, but the real interest lies beneath the layers in a "truth to materials" approach and the perfection of the process."
"An interface is basically a layered structure with layers of code where the top layers are progressively oriented towards the human while the bottom layers address the machine. At each layer, and between the layers, the interface translates and negotiates between the machine and the human. This translation leaves traces that are perhaps most visible when the machine breaks down or when a breakdown of communication occurs. Such traces are of course not desirable when designing a user-friendly interface. Still, the translation should not always strive to be automatic, smooth, and seamless. We need critical interfaces that give the user insight into to the workings of the machine and software, which would also give the user better possibilities to develop unforeseen and 'un-designed' uses."
(Olav W. Bertelsen & Søren Pold)