Polytechnic, The Shredder, 2010. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy of AV Festival 10

Polytechnic, The Shredder, 2010. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy of AV Festival 10

Polytechnic, The Shredder, 2010. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy of AV Festival 10

Polytechnic, The Shredder, 2010. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy of AV Festival 10

Polytechnic, The Shredder, 2010. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy of AV Festival 10

Polytechnic, The Shredder, 2010. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy of AV Festival 10

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.

Biography
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.

Credit
Curated by Kate Rich, produced by AV Festival 10.

Feral Trade Talks: Dominic Smith

FREE

Thu 11 March 2010, 5pm

Tyneside Cinema

10 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle NE1 6QG
tynesidecinema.co.uk