Scanner - A Golden Age
  Year :   2004
  Location :   England
  Worktype :   Installation
  Materials:  
  Info :   Crystal Palace Park





 
Trains
Internet
Archives
Collage
  Work Details  
  As part of a weekend of performances and installations, collectively known as 6000 Chairs, A Golden Age used the history and landscape of this South East London park. Archive recordings of steam trains collaged into the landscape, accompanied by a lilting melancholic soundtrack recalled the age of steam that tranformed the face of Britain. Railways connected the world long before the Internet. We take train transportation much for granted now, as we do the Internet, but both have offered radical geographical shifts in ways of thinking and movement of information and people across the globe. ‘A Golden Age’ reflected upon aspects of our history that play a valuable role in our contemporary lives, connecting the Industrial Revolution and the Digital Revolution.