GOTO10 | 03-Aug-11 to 28-Aug-11
GOTO10 exploits Wi-fi signals and combines them with the library's database to create original digital verse. With a simple hack to a wireless router, the international digital arts collective GOTO10 present the unsuspecting passer-by with anything from a playful cut and paste collage to creative propaganda. Drawing
comparisons with SMS and Twitter poetry such as 'twaiku', messages are transmitted from the library, feeding poetry to public spaces around the Southbank Centre.
GOTO10's public intervention is kindly supported by SPACE.
A dedicated season of artists' books curated by KALEID editions. Twelve internationally acclaimed artists engage with the Saison Poetry Library's collection in a diverse programme of exhibitions, interventions, residencies and participatory events.
Prompted by the Festival of Britain celebrations, contemporary artists are given a rare opportunity to draw upon Southbank Centre's archives and re-consider British identity sixty years on.
KALEID editions represents 'artists who do books', advocating public library collections and an interdisciplinary approach to artists' books. Visit the Saison Poetry Library on the fifth level of the Royal Festival Hall to discover the most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1912 in Britain.