Seamless Transitions, 2015
3D animation represents buildings unseen, although they do exist. Seamless Transitions is a film that visualizes the three areas of immigration processing; judgement, detention and deportation from the UK, according to planning documents, satellite photographs and interviews of people who have entered the areas. People who enter such areas get deported compulsively. To photograph detention facilities, courts and aeroplanes used for deportation is illegal.
The artist, who is also a journalist, has been covering investigations into acts against humanity, which could be executed in these areas. Artists and journalists can visualize things that are not easy to see, even when they really exist. How should we, as an audience or a reader react when confronted with the facts revealed by the artist? The title of the work asks a question for all of us. How do we cross borders when they are seamless?
- Born 1980 in London, UK
- Based in Athens, Greece
Specializing in fields such as cognitive science and artificial intelligence, James Bridle is an artist and a technologist whose interests lie in cutting edge science and technology. He is also a theorist and journalist, appearing in Wired, Domus, and more. His work, however, shies away from over-enthusiastic promotion of new technologies, instead sounding the alarm on the risks inherent within technology itself. With demonstrations such as his "trapping" of a self-driving car using ideas inspired from ancient myths and supernatural rituals, he references the history of science and technology while revealing the limits of any knowledge divorced from context. He published his first book, New Dark Age, in 2018, and was named as one of Wired's "100 Most Influential People in Europe" in 2015.
Selected Works & Awards
|2018||New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future, New York: Verso books|
|2013||Prix Ars Electronica 2013, Linz, Austria, Interactive Art, Honorary Mention|
|2013||17th Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo, Japan, Art Division, Excellence Award|
Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art Gallery (8F)
1-13-2 Higashisakura,Higashi-ku, Nagoya
・5 minutes on foot from Sakae-Machi Station on the Meitetsu Seto Line.