Pavement: Industrial Highway meets Information Highway

Alison Johnson

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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Through a series of creative processes the project explored ‘art’ beneath our feet by examining the juxtaposition of pavement furniture; random items and objects on the pavement, including the materials of the pavement itself. The relationship of these elements, and the compositions they formed were the basis for a series of creative experiments, which culminated in a series of digital photographic prints for the gallery. Each digital print was contextualised by the inclusion of a unique postcode pinpointing the original location from which the composition was developed; hinting at the technology that is now firmly established within our digital culture. Importantly the project aimed to provoke audiences into looking at their environments in new ways. The exhibition was held at the Cleveland Gallery in 1998 and ran for a number of months before going on tour to other locations in the North East. The prints were most recently part of an exhibition at Teesside University in 2012.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 12 Feb 2018

Bibliographical note

The artist’s book was used as a case study to frame a series of lectures to art and design students in the university. A series of articles about the exhibition were published in various journals: CGI magazine, Computer Arts, Inform. The limited edition book to complement the exhibition was designed for the gallery and was archived through the Tees Valley Galleries and Museum Services. Other outputs for the project included a website, which provided information on the context of the project, as well as a gallery of the prints.


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