Container-ship is an ongoing and developing platform for contemporary art.
The artists projects loaded on board are:
'A House Is Not A Home'
Using a combination of drawn images and simple animation, 'A House Is Not A Home'
creates an uneasy interactive journey through a suburban dwelling.
A virtual world where
a series of rooms are described partly through 3D modelling and
partly through the unsettling prose scrawled on the walls
throughout. The viewer wanders through the artist's past as depicted
by the living spaces he has inhabited - the piece becoming a
contemplation upon the fragility of memory.
'Now Here / Nowhere'
A piece focusing upon
the disembodied nature of words in the limbo of hyper-space. Phrases
scroll through limitless space, pining for the permanence of paper
and passing comment on the waiting viewer. The piece paradoxically
building to become a sceptical and yet eloquent critique of the
often empty and frustrating nature of 'surfing'.
Ord develops an
analogue to her studio practice in which a digitally captured video
frame is slowly un-picked through time. Using information
compression techniques, the image is reduced to areas of averaged
colour which then dance in and out of the picture plane in response
to the viewer.
can be seen as an attempt to augment our own internal hard disks.
Adelaide looks at the fragility of both human and electronic memory.
The flow of simple line drawings dissolves in and out of their
digital constituents, hinting at an underlying narrative which never
quite solidifies. The drawings hang in the limbo of cyberspace in a
way that seems to mimic how half remembered scenes hang in the folds
of our memory.
Viewing the commission
as a site-specific project, Collins has inhabited container-ship
with a chat-space which roams the ships various decks. Cruisin'
explores issues of interaction in digital space and, in its
addictive nature, examines how in this dislocated realm we yearn
Making connections in
the less visited corridors of cyberspace, Best will seek out the
'local'. backwater.com is about how to manifest something as
ephemeral and intimate as an on-line relationship.
Entering the world of
on-line real estate, Janice Kerbel will sell the dream of an island
in the sun.
Container-ship will go on to 'travel' the world collecting
containers in a rolling programme of curation. Initially, the
programme will focus upon contemporary British art but will build to
harness the specific climate of a series of international centres of
art. It will become an analogy for the increasingly international
aspect of artistic endeavour and help define the future of Internet
As well as the artist's projects, there are a number of other
defined areas within the site:
- artists' projects
- future projects
- site contents
Communications (correspondence and connections):
- e-mail us
- links to other sites of interest
- comments book
Platform (arena for critical debate)
- commissioned articles
- critical response from comments book
About C-ship (ideas and intentions):
Engine Room (people behind C-ship):