What is left in a space between the surveillance cameras? How do we build a place we’ve never been to? How do we remember the thriving community that lies beneath the tarmac? How do we keep an eye on those that would keep an eye on us?
In this fourth Radiator Festival, you will see artists who are hacking the city – discovering new exploits in the social fabric of the system. Much of their work mirrors the checks and controls the average urban dweller faces every day – capturing data, monitoring systems, compiling databases, writing new architectures in spaces that lie between the here and now and the all-too-soon-to-be-upon-us. However, this accumulatory work has many different faces. It’s performative or painterly or musical or conceptual. It’s about releasing our fear by removing our ignorance. It’s about the significance of ourselves and the imprint we leave as we move through a space. It’s about echoes of humanity sounding through concrete, glass and steel.