Can You Hear Me? I Can See You! - exhibition at FACT Liverpool - May 17th to June 2nd

  • Exhibition at FACT - 17 May – 2 June 2013

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    I've been creating a new izzy based art work as part of a show exploring communication. The piece utilizes izzy and Skype to create a video answer machine that then displays the messages in the gallery as a 'peppers ghost' installation . You'll be able to skype in messages to the exhibition from next week - username to follow!

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    Can You Hear Me? I Can See You! has been inspired by early theatrical techniques for creating ghostly apparitions (like the Peppers ghost effect), 20th century versions of apparitions, teleportation and the video-phone expressed in popular sci-fi cinema (examples of which can be seen projected in the space).

    Presented as an open sketchbook, the ideas shared in this exhibition are ‘in-process’ with the opportunity for you to test things out. Through an experimental workshop process, a series of prototype devices have been constructed which investigate questions such as: “When did we begin communicating via laser? What happens if you take in LCD T.V. apart? Can you Skype through time?

    The sessions which we devised and delivered in collaboration with the FACT/tenantspin team have acquainted the resident groups with iPads, Skype and aspects of social media and online research tools, whilst drawing inspiration from people’s memories and experiences of the early days of electronic communications technology.

    _Can You Hear Me? I Can See You! is inspired both by historical technological innovations and their impact on society, as well as fictional devices such as time-travel and visitations. _

    The aim is to allow visitors to explore a range of approaches to telepresence, but also question how these could impact on the everyday lives of the residents.

    The exhibition will feature work by artists Dave Lynch, Jon Astbury and our own Sam Meech, as well as documenting the sheltered housing scheme workshops.

    Supported by the Baring Foundation, Can You Hear Me? I Can See You! is the result of an artists’ commission by FACT to promote digital and online activity among those who would not normally have access to new technologies.

  • Izzy Guru


  • Wish I could come Sam!

  • You'll be able to skype in and have a go from this afternoon - and be (tele)present in the gallery space. instructions to follow!

    upgraded to 1.3.of32 btw, and that bug on capture is sorted :) happy days

  • OK folks, its open! give it a quick test -

  • Izzy Guru

    Hope it goes really well.

    I have posted the link around on FB for you. 

  • cheers Graham! Its up and running and now - was bug checking each night last week using Logmein - what a great tool! (especially when your machine is sealed in a box!)

    had a great private view yesterday for the old folks who took part in the project. The Skype Portal seemed to be working well. I'll post some more pics later.