media arts

Unleashed Devices

Watermans, London – 1st September – 22nd October 2010

Unleashed Devices is an exhibition of DIY, hacking and open source projects by artists who explore technologies critically and creatively. By reconstructing, remixing and reinventing everyday electronic devices, these take on a new life as they shift our vision of the use of data and purpose of technology. Playing with frontiers, such projects not only challenge our conception of technology but also music, art and design. Here, they reveal the power of DIY modes as tools to stimulate social reflection and participation.

New ways of engaging with the spectator is a core concern. Unleashed Devices includes playful installations, interactive electronic-sculptures, movement tracking works and performances, as well as coding and hardware based artworks, creating innovative media installations and new experiences.

The exhibition, featuring more than 30 artists, was part of the Node Autumn season in London.


Tine Bech, Hellicar & Lewis, Patrick Tresset & Nanda Khaorapapong, Daniel Soltis, John Nussey, Matthew Applegate/ Pixelh8, Alex Zivanovic, Neil Mendoza & Anthony Goh, Communications, Ryan Jordan, Genetic Moo, Wajid Yaseen, Eduard Prats Molner & Marijana Mitrovic, Owl Project, sketchPatch, Mary Thompson, Peter Forde, Evan Raskob, Owen Bowden, Tom Schofield, Dave Griffiths, Stuart Dunbar, Anna Dumitriu, Megan Smith, Vincent Van Uffelen & Olga Panades, Andy Deck, Jordan Tate & Adam Tindale, Andrew Back, Thessia Machado, Daniel Ploeger
Click on the image below to view the exhibtion catalogue containing the details of all the artists and artworks. This file can be dowloaded from issuu

Curated by Irini Papadimitriou, Head of New Media Arts Development at Watermans along with Jonathan Munro Gareth Goodison of TINT. The exhibition attracted 25,061 visitors during its 7 weeks at Watermans.

Photo Credits: Gareth Goodison
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