7 May 2013

Following the launch of the next exhibition in the FACT Connects Space – Can You Hear Me? I Can See You! – there will be an opportunity to hear from the artists whose prototype works are on show.

Sam MeechDave Lynch and Jon Astbury have each been commissioned to create their own take on the themes of communication, telepresence and science-fiction. These themes were drawn from Re-Dock's experimental workshop activities and a programme of adult education using iPads within residential homes across the North West over the last few months.

Using video, sound and services like Skype each of the three pieces experiments with past and future potentials for communication in an open-ended way: from transmitting sound using lasers, to ripping apart LCD screens and creating video databases from Skype – each of the works get under the surface of existing technologies.

Come along and find out more about the artists and their processes & inspirations for building these devices. The talks take place in the FACT Connects Space on Saturday 18 May between 2pm-4pm. They are completely free and no tickets are required.

This project has been commissioned through FACT’s Collaboration and Engagement Programme, funded by The Baring Foundation.