Project at ZK/U - Graham Smith

"Helix" Exhibition, 2020 © Graham Smith

Graham Smith ( Canada )

At ZKU Graham Smith will be developing a new robotic artwork called “Helix” that continues his exploration of the relationship between environmental and historical perception by utilizing original panoramic imagery shot in 1985 in Toronto, using a multi-camera 16mm film system of his own invention. This footage will be digitized and combined with new and archival imagery of the same location throughout a variety of time periods and a new robotic playback system that mimics the form and motion of the original machine will be produced and exhibited at the media space V2 in Rotterdam in 2021 in a project funded by the Canada Council of the Arts.

Concurrently he is also developing a series of prototypes for his PhD research at University College Dublin called “MET” (Multimodal Environmental Telepresence) that seeks to explore and extend the boundaries of remote meetings through a series of haptic “tactile” interfaces. MET spaces are linked telecommunication rooms that uses numerous, combined interactive display technologies simultaneously to project a realistic sensation of human presence and immerse people within the connected environments to overcome the current limitations of videoconferencing. 

"Helix" Drawing, 2020 © Graham Smith
Helix, 2020 © Graham Smith