This video (by Owen Bird) documents an installation at RAW:Gallery, Winnipeg. The gallery was transformed into a distorted map of the city, and moving images were projected over it. The films were completed by graduate architecture students and members of the community as part of the research/creation project "Beyond the Desert of the Real". To create the map, with the help of project participants fragments of the city grid were snapped in chalk onto the gallery walls; a web of string was anchored to the gallery's central columns, run through eyelets tied into the urban grid, and kept in tension by counterweights (assembled from found objects by architecture students) suspended on pulleys from the gallery ceiling. The intention was to bring together, without erasing the gap between, digital images and material objects, aerial and subjective views of the city, the city and its image. Skot Deeming's contribution as media artist / technologist was essential to the installation. The soundtrack is by Drone (Cassidy Phillips). The installation is also documented at vimeo.com/40097290, where it's set to some of the original audio component: a soundscape created from the video soundtracks.

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