Salt road works with archives on social change, protest, surveillance and nature to enable artists and communities to create contemporary artworks and relational practice. We are working with digital coders through the University of Birmingham's digital humanities hub and Blippar to develop new interactive technology solutions incorporating augmented reality, projection mapping, touch screen and motion capture technologies.

Mass Observation Hacking the Archive was a salt road moving image commissioned project to relate to the WW2 Ministry of Information and the Mass Observation archives, projected onto Senate House London for the Bloomsbury festival in 2015 and the Being Human festival in 2014.

Projection Insight Lighting. Artists Dan Brown Mash Cinema, Sally Payen, Nathaniel Pitt, Jaime Jackson, Cathy Wade, Michael Faulkner & Matthias Kispert D-Fuse & software developer artist John Sear

The School of Advanced Study is leading research into the history of the Ministry of Information, this project will create new artworks that respond to this research and to that of the M-Ob archive, and their relevance to contemporary international debates and government policy around surveillance and cyber security. Jaime Jackson and John Sear worked with participants at MozFest and Bloomsbury festival to create touch screen generated diptych artworks as part of the projection installation.

 

Salt road is working on Sally Payen's Arts Council England funded 'Fence and the Shadow' Greenham Peace Camp exhibition for the mac in Birmingham 2017. We are working with communities in Birmingham and around Greenham, enabling them to interacte with archvival material to understand the role of the Peace Camp and the women who took part in it. Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp was a 19-year anti-nuclear protest and encampment at the U.S. Military Base at Greenham Common, near Newbury in Berkshire.

greenham peace camp

The historic moment of the Greenham Common Peace Camp and anti-nuclear protest in Newbury in 1981 has had a huge impact on the history of protest, anti-nuclear campaigning, feminism and women’s issues and has a continued relevance to contemporary issues and ways of campaigning and protesting today.

 

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Greenham

Greenham common peace camp archive photographs

 

 

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mass obs

 

outrider artist research

outrider artist reserach

Salt road commissioned artist researching archives for the creation of ACE funded commissioned artworks, Mass Observation Archive and the Alfred Watkins archive at Hereford Library.

 

bloomsbury install

 

TOUCH SCREEN DIGITAL COLLAGE
TOUCH SCREEN DIGITAL COLLAGE
TOUCH SCREEN DIGITAL COLLAGE
TOUCH SCREEN DIGITAL COLLAGE
TOUCH SCREEN DIGITAL COLLAGE
TOUCH SCREEN DIGITAL COLLAGE
TOUCH SCREEN DIGITAL COLLAGE
TOUCH SCREEN DIGITAL COLLAGE
TOUCH SCREEN DIGITAL COLLAGE
TOUCH SCREEN DIGITAL COLLAGE
TOUCH SCREEN DIGITAL COLLAGE
TOUCH SCREEN DIGITAL COLLAGE
TOUCH SCREEN DIGITAL COLLAGE
TOUCH SCREEN DIGITAL COLLAGE

Touch screen relational artworks made by participants in repsonse to the Ministiry of Information (IWM) and Mass Observation Archives

 

 

 

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