Originally devised as part of the geekosystem project The Shredder is revisited by Polytechnic as an example of open modification with open source concepts; also drawing attention to the environmental impact and energy consumption of constant technological upgrades.
Dominic Smith is an artist, co-founder of Polytechnic and a PhD candidate at CRUMB. Polytechnic, an artist’s group that re-purposes technology and explores open source methods of project development. Their work has been included in exhibitions and festivals at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand; ICA, London; and Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle. His doctoral research examines the relationship between open source production methods, and art/curating methods.
Curated by Kate Rich, produced by AV Festival 10.
Thu 11 March 2010, 5pm
10 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle NE1 6QG