SHEFFIELD, UK.- Site Gallery, Sheffield's flagship art and media centre is changing. Site will continue to make a significant and unique contribution to the development of contemporary art practice, focusing on an international programme of newly commissioned work. Site will become a more active project space, a place where new and experimental projects can happen. The new project space will open in April 2005 with two new digital installations, linked to the Lovebytes digital art festival, from 13 April to 18 June.
The first is the UK premiere of a newly commissioned digital animation work by Motohiko Odani. Odani's imagination, rooted in academic classicism and cultivated by science fiction, horror movies, comic books and MTV, culminates in works that invoke our primitive senses such as sensuality, movement, speed and fear.
The second, "N." (pronounced N-Point) is a collaborative audio-visual installation by Joe Gilmore (UK) and Andrea Polli (USA) which takes real time online data gathered from research stations in the Arctic to build an audio-visual representation of the altering climate and conditions at the North Pole.