bloc // October 24, 2006

A Passing Moment ⁄⁄

Date: 7 December 2006, 5.30-7.30pm
Location: england


Artist Ian Upton and collaborator Steve Wilkes invite you to share A Passing Moment in the Rotunda Hall at the University of Birmingham on Thursday 7 December between 5.30-7.30 pm.

The University`s Rotunda is a wonderful piece of Edwardian architecture, a beautiful space with a spectacular dome. The artists will use the latest hi-tech Surveying Laser Radar Scanner, to scan the Rotunda and all those in it to create a 3D image of the entire environment.

The scanner emits a vertical beam that slowly moves across the room, taking about 90 minutes to complete to process.

Normally archaeologists try to keep people out of scans as their movements leave ghostly trails in the images – but here you are warmly invited to add your presence, by donating 15 minutes of your time your data can be absorbed into a beautiful image which will be displayed throughout January to March at the University and at VIVID in May 2007.

The image shows the artist experimenting with the scanning technology to be used at the event.

This event is part of the Interdisciplinary Support Programme (ISP) at VIVID which is working with 17 artists over a two year period to research and develop collaborative projects with other industries and creative sectors.

Showcases from this programme will run at VIVID`s exhibition space, 140 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham from February to May 2007.

For more information on the other VIVID ISP projects please visit

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