Artefacts from Forgotten Places An exhibition by Digswell Alumni Christina Bryant

Written by Jo Howe

On May 19, 2014


Letchworth Arts Centre is pleased to present Artefacts from Forgotten Places, an
interactive exhibition by artist and Digswell Alumni Christina Bryant in collaboration with local business,
Townhouse Creative.
The exhibition will bring together a collection of finds for display, originally excavated as
part of the Hidden Landscapes Project in 2013 and will focus on the idea of the found
object as contemporary artefact. Through the use of proximity based technology
(iBeacons)   and a free downloadable app the objects will be presented as a catalyst for
imaginary encounters and artistic exploration of the more mysterious and wild places
within the Garden City landscape. The free Artefacts app will allow an audience to interact
and unearth a series of hidden layers of information and illustrations as they explore the
gallery and the objects on display, using their own personal smartphones.
This exhibition examines further the fascinating use of the officialdom of archaeological
language as a device for unearthing the lost, ignored or forgotten within our present day
landscape and can be thought of as a kind of museum of the marginal, searching out the
objects and people that end up or are pushed to the edges of a town.
Please join us on Wednesday 4th June from 6.30 pm, for a special event where you can
meet both the artist and Townhouse Creative (the brains behind the technology) to view
the exhibition and discuss the ideas, development and application involved in creating it.
Bryant graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 2004, held a Digswell Arts Trust Fellowship
June 2005 – December 2009  and completed her MA in
2011 at Wimbledon College of Art. Her year long ACE funded research and development
project, Hidden Landscapes ran until Aug 2013. More details of the project and its findings
can be viewed on the website

The Artefacts app will be available to download free in the gallery during the

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