Technologies developed by Horizon and the Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Nottingham will be providing a “digital firing” experience alongside Clare Twomeys ceramic installation “FACTORY – the seen and the unseen”, which focuses on the theme of ‘production’, at the Tate Modern, commencing on the 28th September 2017.
The installation will mark the second year of Tate Exchange and occupy the whole of level 5 in Tate Modern’s Blavatnik Building. During the first week, visitors will be invited to clock in, learn the skills of working with clay and exchange what they have made for other objects made in a factory setting. Researchers from the Artcodes and Mixed Reality Storytelling projects will produce an app and provide a 3D scanning facility enabling users to track their objects.
During the second week, visitors will be invited to enter a factory soundscape and join a factory tour to discuss how communities are built by collective labour.
A lace panel made by Clare Twomey on the last working Leavers looms in the UK, will be installed at the entrance of “FACTORY”, embodying the relationship between human and machine innovation.