Analogue is the New Digital

Analogue is the new Digital

Title: Analogue is the New Digital
Location: MadLab & various locations across Manchester
Description: Interventions across Manchester with newly commissioned, inspirational and experimental artefacts that reflect on the invisible sub-structure of data that permeates our world.
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2010-10-01
End Time: 17:00

Analogue is the New Digital is an exhibition across the digital networks of Manchester.

Opening 5:00 – 9:00 pm, Friday 1st October at MadLab

Featuring physical analogue works growing out of the invisible lines of technological communication in our everyday environment. The city’s networks and rich technological history become a gallery. Digital hubs, conceptual venues and historical hot spots have been selected along specific routes that run from the Northern Quarter via Chinatown and up along Oxford Road. 18 artists and collectives play with the surreal and unexpected, bridge the gaps, map the two spheres and provoke the differences. Their responses to the given theme represent a fascinating kaleidoscope of kinetic devices, ready-made objects, and delicate and decorative sculptures that are imaginative and unique in their very own ways. Resolutely analogue, yet mirroring most recent technological processes that range from mapping via hybrid and mobile media to distortions of the body and models of audience involvement.

James Prevett - In Search of the Miraculous

James Prevett - In Search of the Miraculous

Analogue is the New Digital debates information space as an essential artistic one by leading it back to its origins and the corporeal; ironic at times, and as a symbolic manifesto, proving how inseparably intertwined these areas and our identity within have become.

The exhibition is spread out through 7 venues.




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Curated by Simon Blackmore and Andrea Zapp.

Participating Artists: Eimer Birkbeck & Stuart Hartley, Simon Blackmore, Stephen Calcutt, Ele Carpenter, Ross Dalziel, Rachel Goodyear, Dave Griffiths, Antony Hall, Hamilton, Southern & St Amand, Nick Jordan, Monomatic, Florin Mocanu, Phoebe Myers, Spyros Paparoulias, Daksha Patel, James Prevett, Sid Volter, Andrea Zapp

Participating Venues: MadLab, NUA Lifestyle, Manchester Tourist Information Centre, Easy Office, MDDA, Grosvenor Park and Kilburn Building.

Join a guided tour with the artists on Sunday, October 3, 2:00 pm from Cornerhouse, including a physical GPS audience performance.


Analogue is the New Digital is part of Abandon Normal Devices (AND), Festival of New Cinema and Digital Culture.

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