Offline is a research programme proposing to develop human tools and resources to avoid 24/7 work patterns and availability. My proposal seeks to look at the human issues affecting convergence, the fact that we carry over patterns of behaviour from one technology to another which are inappropriate.
Practically, I am examining the notion of what public and private spaces are. In terms of the project I want to carry out a critical response to the propaganda associated with new technologies. In essence I will be developing a public campaign and resource which highlights problems with new technologies. This will be developed through performances, meetings, research and proposed practical tools (web site, print media).
Click here to close this window
Simon Poulter has worked widely throughout the UK, developing performance and interdisciplinary projects. These have included 'UK Ltd' and 'Counter Marketing' for Hull Time Based Arts, 'Microhenge' for BN1/Lighthouse and Hyperphilately for Lovebytes/Photo 98.
Poulter has been influential in developing interdisciplinary media labs working with artists and organisations in the UK. These labs have been aimed at developing digital and performance projects with artists working across a wide range of media.
Simon Poulter is currently working on 'Performance Related Pay' with Aspex Gallery, which will result in an exhibition and DVD covering 18 years of performance art. This show will include previously unseen projects, including 'artcritic' and 'No problem in Turkey'.
He was recently in receipt of the Clark/DA2 Bursary and is currently working with Watershed in Bristol developing programming ideas. In 2002 Simon Poulter will be devising new digital work with the Eden Project in Cornwall.
Simon Poulter is a founder member of PVA Medialab in Bridport, Dorset, where he lives and works.
Click here to view the project proposal PDF.
Click here to view the project response PDF.