AVPG™ Talk – The Designers Republic™


Ian Anderson from The Designers Republic will be discussing the AVPG Project.

Atoms Vectors Pixels Ghosts™ is an ever (organically) growing brain storm of glitches and shreds of TDR™’s work past present and forever. A 100-metre public interruption on Sheaf Street as part of Made North’s Sheffield Design Week sees 42 Atoms Vectors Pixels Ghosts™ returning as sentinels representing the city’s electro-cultural heritage welcoming people to Sheffield. Unique, so far, in the story of AVPG™, the selection process was random and documented for TDR™’s in-production film ‘The Work Buy Consume Die Movie’.

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When: Friday 21st November
Time: 6.30pm-7.30pm
Where: Cantor Lecture Theatre, Sheffield Hallam University 

Then: See AVPG™ Exhibition at MADE NORTH Gallery

After the talk there will be a Private View of the Atoms Vectors Pixels Ghosts™ exhibition at MADE NORTH, which takes a closer look at the The Designers Republic™ large scale design installation Atoms Vectors Pixels Ghosts™ on Sheaf Street (opp. Railway Station) commissioned for Sheffield Design Week 2014 this summer. The exhibition showcases related material and prints, there is also an opportunity to create your own AVPG print.

Visit the Sheaf Street installation (opposite Sheffield Train Station)


Atoms Vectors Pixels Ghosts™ are ideas and fictions snatched from the ether, filtered and forged into concrete logic nets and rationalised parameters, and fizzed out into endless possibilities approaching not knowing. Archived, evaporating and forgotten, they map the slippery echoes of our memories becoming history. They are the marks we make, the liberties we take and the fingerprints we leave.

These marks are a series of sequential elements originally imagined for the Atoms Vectors Pixels Ghosts™ supernova — what you think you see here is the DNA of motion standing still when change becomes the norm. Yes, that’s right — they are moments in time.

Each is hand crafted, or found readymade — inspired by rather than borne of technology crashing. One story is that Atoms Vectors Pixels Ghosts™ are extensions of The Designers Republic™’s Oversteps project designed to fail to draw the perfect circle. If you like, they represent glitched dreamscapes, or digital organic technology disintegrating the science of what is into the coded possibilities of what if. Certainly they are ghosts in the machine, substance free altered states and/or humanish scan codes captured somewhere between random and design.



Venue Info

Cantor Lecture Theatre
City Campus,
Sheffield Hallam University
Howard Street,
S1 1WB

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