CHI 2011 workshop, Vancouver, Canada, May 7, 2011

Kenneth Newby, Aleksandra Dulic, and Liane Davison

Surrey Urban Screen: A Collaborative Initiative between Artists and the Surrey Art Gallery

Surrey Urban Screen is Canada’s largest non-commercial projection screen venue, dedicated to presenting digital art forms. It offers an opportunity for collaboration between its host, the Surrey Art Gallery, invited artists, and residential/commuter audiences. Launched in 2010, this venue is sited in context to a recreation centre, a diverse demographic ranging from refugees, university students, and affluent workers. Transience, created by Kenneth Newby and Aleksandra Dulic, used a massive database of sound and images. The artwork both performed and transformed over time using a trigger of the passing SkyTrain, and included broadcast audio on a local FM radio frequency.