Site-specific digital art as a strategy for shaping the built environment

Through the creation of two suites of site-responsive artworks that took place at Tramway, a contemporary arts venue in Glasgow, and the Britannia Panopticon building, which houses a former music hall and a working amusement arcade, also in Glasgow, and related publications and symposia, the project explored the potential of art - and specifically site-orientated or critical spatial practice - to encourage dynamic, individual, idiosyncratic and imaginative engagements with material heritage. In particular, it investigated the extent to which the ephemeral, interactive and performative qualities of such work might function to facilitate creative, open-ended exchanges with the material past, dissolving distinctions between ‘tangible’ and ‘intangible’ heritage and shifting understandings of heritage from things to processes.

Principal investigator
Ms Minty Donald
Principal project staff
Ms Minty Donald
Start date
Tuesday, March 1, 2005
Completion date
Friday, August 1, 2008