Mishka Henner, Mishka Henner Cedar Point Oil Field, Harris County, Texas, 2013-14

Mishka Henner, Cedar Point Oil Field, Harris County, Texas, 2013-14. © Mishka Henner. Image courtesy of Carroll / Fletcher.

About the Digital

We are now living in a digital world, and it is important that our art collection reflects some of the excellent artworks made by artists either creating work about or using digital technologies.

There is a recognised digital gap in museum collections – often due to concerns about the longevity of the technology required to experience the artwork. As a university it is part our responsibility to pioneer the collecting of difficult work, to take risks and to find ways of conserving digital artworks, as part of the focus of debate and the evolving cultural infrastructure and landscape.

Much of the work in this area to date has been in partnership with organisations such as Abandon Normal Devices (AND), FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), The Lowry and Quays Culture.

The University is also a Founding Partner of HOME which includes a three year commitment to work together on a range of programmes in Visual Arts, Performance and Cinema.

Artists in the About the Digital collection include:

 

Black and white photograph of a man climbing over a fence.

Simon Faithfull, ‘0º00 Navigation’, 2009 (video still).
Image courtesy of the artist

Simon Faithfull
0°00 Navigation, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mishka Henner, Mishka Henner Cedar Point Oil Field, Harris County, Texas, 2013-14

Mishka Henner, Cedar Point Oil Field, Harris County, Texas, 2013-14. © Mishka Henner. Image courtesy of Carroll / Fletcher.

Mishka Henner
Cedar Point Oil Field, Harris County, Texas, 2013 – 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aerial photographer of oil and gas fields

Mishka Henner, Wasson Oil and Gas Field, Yoakum County, Texas, 2013-2014. © Mishka Henner. Image courtesy of Carroll/Fletcher.

Mishka Henner
Wasson Oil and Gas Field, Yoakum County, Texas, 2013 – 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two photographic lightboxes displaying a corrupted video file.

Thomson & Craighead, Corruption. Courtesy the artists and Carroll / Fletcher. Museum Photography North West.

Thomson & Craighead
Corruption I & II, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-commissions include: Declan Clarke, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Rachel Maclean and Liam Young.