Although now exhibited at two venues
in 2000, the origins, motives and outcomes of the project
can be explained from the original Press Release from
the first show.
VIRTUAL (IN)DIFFERENCE: a multimedia
exhibition by the Focal Point Collective. Martime Room,
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea. April 6th 2000, from
(In)difference is the first chance to see work form
the recently-formed Focal Point Collective. The Focal
Point Collective was established to foster collaboration
between local artists working in the new digital media.
It aims to provide a forum for the cross-fertilisation
of ideas and to give opportunities to show work as well
as developing skills and working practices.
The work exhibited will not be a conventional
'group show' but rather a snapshot of an ongoing, collaborative
project based around explorations of a circular route
between the Focal Point Gallery, the Crowstone (which
marks the boundary of the Thames waters and the sea) and
the Cliffs Pavilion itself.
Individual responses to walking the
route have been reworked, combined, developed and de-
and re-constructed by other Collective members, working
either as individuals or in group workshops. The multimedia
pieces which have evolved represent an attempt to map
the experience and psychogeography of the public, urban
space defined by the walks. The project will be using
'e-skip', a new web-based resource as part of its working
process. Visit the e-skip web site and see some of the
work evolving at www.e-skip.org.uk.