Amy Louise Wright tells us about her project Digital Landscape: A Multi-Site Exhibition and what to look out for at this year’s Fringe.
What is Digital Landscape all about?
Digital Landscape is centred around navigating the digital landscape through a multi-site exhibition across Southampton. The exhibition consists of a series of videos playing on a range of mintors, tv’s, modern screens and iPads, commenting on the digital age and its progression.
Can you describe what you hope visitors will experience or take away from it?
I hope by leading visitors through three very different venues across Southampton, we are encouraging the viewer to take a journey of a Digital Landscape both virtually, and physically.
What was your first exposure to art?
I remember most clearly painting Van Gough’s Sunflowers in Primary School and being completely absorbed in the making. The painting still hangs on the wall of our family home.
Why do think its important to nurture contemporary and visual art in regions outside of London?
To continue to give opportunities: both through supporting artists financially, and through providing platforms to show their work.
What would your advice be to aspiring artists or curators?
Go for it! Take every opportunity and have fun.
What does Southampton mean to you? Do you have a favourite place or memory of the city?
I think I truly appreciate Southampton in the Summer, for me, that’s when it is at its best. I guess because I love the parks, we’re really lucky to have so much green space in our city centre.
Apart from your own project of course, what other Southampton Fringe event will you be looking forward to and why?
I can’t wait to see 700 Women at God’s House Tower. I think Sarah Filmer has a really gem of an exhibition there – so clever!
Digital Landscape: a multi-site exhibition by Amy Louise Wright opens on 22nd October until 12 Nov at various sites across the city including God’s House Tower, Showcase Gallery and Southampton Central Library. Find out more here
Follow Amy on @AnArtistExhibit