Other Sights for Artists’ Projects is pleased to announce the launch of Digital Natives, a public artwork commissioned by the City of Vancouver Public Art Program, on the electronic billboard at the Burrard Street Bridge, in Vancouver, Canada.
Artists and writers from across North America have contributed text messages to be broadcast over the month of April, coinciding with the 125th Anniversary of the City of Vancouver.
Located on Skwxwú7mesh territory, the billboard becomes a space for exchange between native and non-native communities in an exploration of language in public space. Interrupting the flow of advertisements, the ten-second messages respond to the location and history of the billboard, of digital language and translation, and of the city itself.
Digital Natives is public art that the public not only ‘receives’, but may also produce. Contributions from First Nations young people have been gathered through a series of workshops, and local and remote audiences are invited to tweet their messages to @diginativ, and they will be considered for broadcast.
At digitalnatives.co, a blog captures the exchange between contributors, and a live Twitter feed tracks public responses to the billboard as well as to the preview exhibition, part of Vancouver Art Gallery’s WE: Vancouver, 12 Manifestos for the City.
Langara College Centre for Art in Public Spaces
Speaker Series 2011
Lorna Brown on Digital Natives
Wednesday, March 30, 7:00 pm
Langara College – Room A130
100 West 49th Ave, Vancouver BC