The Brindley
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015
High Street, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 1BG
North West England
The Brindley Arts Centre

Derived from the vast and ever-changing sea of collective data that underpins our everyday existence, this work considers how emerging technologies –from Internet services to social media content – arise from and feed back into the real world, reflecting (while affecting) contexts and situations within our globalised, information-rich society.

Both beautiful and thought provoking, the pieces in the exhibition creatively blend modern computer systems and networks with traditional forms of visual art. The result is a selection of digitally hybrid paintings, sculptures, videos and installations that give visitors an opportunity to experience new ways of seeing and interacting with the ephemeral realms of ‘living’ data which are now an increasingly fundamental part of contemporary life.

Michael Takeo Magruder (b.1974, US/UK) is an internationally recognised visual artist who works with digital and new media including real-time data, immersive environments, mobile devices and virtual worlds. In the last 15 years, Michael’s art has been showcased in over 250 exhibitions in 30 countries. In 2010, Michael was selected to represent the UK at Manifesta 8: the European Biennial of Contemporary Art and several of his most well-known digital artworks were added to the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art at Cornell University.