Bairdcast Media - a history of machine translation

28 Feb 2008 – 9 Mar 2008

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10-5pm Monday - Friday, 2-5pm Sunday

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Sunderland, United Kingdom

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Japanese artist Yuko Mohri offers her own perspective on our broadcasting heritage and shared future.


This unique exhibition by young emerging Japanese media artist Yuko Mohri, explores the early history of broadcast media in the United Kingdom, and more specifically the inventions of John Logie Baird, a pioneer in the development of television and its relation to new media, during this hugely significant period of transition in broadcasting given the switch from analogue to digital television.

Produced during Yuko Mohri's residency at Sunderland Digital media Research Lab (/sLab), her first residency in the United Kingdom, and co-curated by Keith Whittle, Iain Logie Baird, Curator of Television, The National Media Museum, Bradford, grandson of John Logie Baird and expert on his work, and Emma Ota the exhibition offers a timely opportunity to explore the pioneering work of Baird, technological change, the history of media, global networks and communications in the early 21st century.

Commissioned and co-produced by /sLab, AV 08 and Emma Ota. Project co-curated by Keith Whittle, Iain Logie Baird, The National Media Museum, Bradford and Emma Ota.

Supported by /sLab, AV 08, The National Media Museum, Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, Asia-Europe Foundation, Japan Foundation and The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

The AV Festival is an international festival of electronic arts, and features visual art, music and moving image. A biennial event, the festival takes place in Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland and Middlesbrough in the North East of England.

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