University of Central Lancashire
The Digital Aesthetic took place across several art spaces at the University of Central Lancashire, exploring a very broad range of themes and digital media.
PR1 Gallery, Victoria Building
Paul Coldwell and Jane prophet each use digitally manipulated photography to reference landscape; from a landscape of personal objects to vast natural spaces in Norfolk, respectively; whilst Catherine Elwes’ video installation The Boy Scout Soldier, part of an ongoing body of work focusing on war stories, uses photographs to recall the memories of an ex SAS soldier.
In Susan Collins’ Inhabited Text, an online text based chatspace, visitors encountered and questioned the online artist persona dr_susan; whilst recent works by Marty St James explored past, present and future through time-based media.
Harris Institute of Performing Arts
The grand Harris Institute played host to cinematic video works by Graham Ellard and Stephen Johnstone, alongside Nick Stewart’s Face Up; which uses infra red video to capture the expressions of pleasure, awe, shock and disbelief of crowds watching fireworks displays.
Centre for Contemporary Art
A renowned archive centre, currently home to the Making Histories Visible project, hosted work by Digital Aesthetic curator Chris Meigh-Andrews.
Images: Previous works by exhibiting artists.