Digital art for a 21st Century museum
3 May 2011
If you have a mobile phone, you’ll love RAMM’s latest commission. RAMM has selected the BAFTA nominated artist group, Blast Theory, from a shortlist of world class digital artists to add a new dimension for RAMM’s visitors.
Cllr Rob Hannaford, Lead Councillor for Environment and Leisure, said: “We think Blast Theory’s interactive media approach will capture the open and adventurous spirit of the new RAMM and reach out to visitors of all ages and backgrounds. Their work will invite visitors to join them in an experience which is both real and virtual, it will encourage visitors to see our collections from a new angle and talk about the objects they find particularly moving. We are delighted to be pioneers of digital art in the Southwest.”
Matt Adams from Blast Theory said: ‘Having had a sneak preview of the new galleries, I can’t wait to play a small part in drawing people into this stunning building’.
The Blast Theory commission is part of the New Expressions programme. New Expressions aims to demonstrate that museums are engines for creativity – great places to see, enjoy and participate in contemporary art inspired by museums’ collections and sites. It enables museums to commission new work, building a culture of ambitious collaboration between contemporary artists and South West museums.
New Expressions 2 is funded by MLA Renaissance South West and the National Lottery through Grants for the Arts. For more information visit www.newexpressions.org.