MA Fine Art graduate Nye Thompson will bring the experience of her Museum of the Shared Now project to the University during London Met Connect Week from Monday 20 to Friday 24 October.
Cass MA Fine Art graduate Nye Thompson will bring the interactive art experience of her Museum of the Shared Now project to the University during London Met Connect Week from Monday 20 to Friday 24 October.
The Museum of the Shared Now is a series of experiments in creating an enhanced sense of community in the Holloway Road area. The idea is to collect interesting experiences from local people’s daily lives via Twitter, and create a wall of pictures bringing together the many faces of the entire community.
The wall of curated tweets will be active online throughout October and a physical version will be at Tower Building Mezzanine over the course of Connect Week.
Use the #MOSN hashtag
The project is part of Islington Exhibits month and Nye is already curating images from Twitter in preparation.
There are several ways to add your voice to the project’s records. You can either tweet your Holloway Road pictures to @musofsharednow or tag tweets with #MOSN.
“The result will be a dynamic, constantly changing record of our shared experience of being right here, right now,” Nye said.
“This is one of my series of experiments which aim to make people feel part of the community – acknowledged and recognised. I want people to tweet their daily life experiences from the area, which can mean anything from a lost cat to a party you went to, or just a joke you had with your friends.”
Art from e-waste
Nye creates her art in innovative ways, often using e-waste in her projects, which to her represents the waste of our fast-moving, technological lifestyle.
“Increasingly, I am using new physical computing technologies in my work to create work that changes in response to its environment, and other external factors,” Nye said.
Her experience at London Metropolitan University gave her ‘a lot of value for money’ and the tools to ‘operate in a professional level in the industry’ as Nye puts it herself.
“I had a great time at London Met and felt that it was a very supportive environment. My tutors were happy to put all the time and effort in helping us with our projects and I got a lot out of my course,” Nye said.
Museum of the Shared Now
In addition to the Wall of Tweets, the Museum will also showcase a range of interactive projects at London Met Connect week.
This includes a range of items that will link to sounds on Holloway Road – whether cars, people or birds – to capture a real sense of the area.
Exhibition: Monday 20 - Friday 24 October
Address: 166-220 Holloway Road N7 8DB
Venue: Foyer Mezzanine, Tower Building, London Metropolitan University
Meet the artist: Wednesday 22 October, 6-8pm
Opening times: 10am-8pm daily
Twitter: @musofsharednow and @nyethompson