Interactive Walkway - Brighton to Vienna - Oct 2003

Groups of children visited this exhibition at the Fabrica art gallery and worked with sound artist Pendle Poucher. The walkway of planks was linked via the Internet to an identical walkway in Vienna, so that whenever anyone stepped on a plank in Brighton the corresponding plank in Vienna also moved down (and vice versa). In the video you can see planks apparently moving of their own accord as people in Vienna walk around on their walkway. In the second half of the video, you can see our children trying to 'send' interesting patterns of walkway movements to Vienna.

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After visiting the exhibition children worked with Pendle to create their own version of the walkway. Children relayed instructions via walkie-talkies to others in the playground, who jumped around on numbered chalk 'walkways'.