http://takingstock.otdac.org/

For her commission, Alice Theobald has produced Taking Stock, a music library made up of 21 specially composed instrumental scores.

Taking Stock with Alice Theobald is a ongoing project in which her own musical compositions draw upon long-term research into the commodification and economy of emotions through language, sound and intonation and how they shape human experience, interaction and perception. Whilst also analysing the affective power of film scores, music for television and stock music, Theobald is interested in the ownership of experience, collective empathy and their relationship to repetition and cliché.

For an interview with the artist about her commission, please click here.

http://snailtracks.otdac.org

For her commission Williams has produced a collation of nine short video clips arranged in a grid which allude to the language and structure of adult-content websites. These clips magnify and examine the often heavily fetishised surfaces of materials which include fur, leather, cream cakes, ceramics and bodily fluids.  Each clip features a sound composition by London-based musician Patchfinder, simultaneously responding whilst heightening and creating ruptures with the overt sensuality of the imagery. All of the videos can be downloaded and watched for free. The changing images behind the clips also hyperlink to a seemingly tangential selection of website pages.

For an interview with the artist about her residency, please click here.

http://serioustraction.otdac.org

Heather Phillipson’s new online video, SERIOUS TRACTION, takes place inside a body inside a room inside a screen inside a browser window. Limited to text and sporadic two-tone, diagrammatic images, the video conflates systematised behaviours – of language, medicine and intimate/public experience – through which the body is laid out, penetrated, assessed.

For an interview with the artist about her commission, please click here.

http://wherespeter.otdac.org/

For his Opening Times commission, Richard Healy has produced the video WHERE’S PETER?. The work incorporates recorded footage, found documents and research that trace the relationship between Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears. The video self-consciously choreographs and organises material about spaces and structures that potentially afford subversive or alternative social models.

For an interview with the artist about his commission, please click here.

http://tiliaamericana.otdac.org

For her artwork commission, Megan Rooney has created Tilia americana, a set of five sequential, multi-framed videos with an accompanying narrated text. The videos incorporate elements of drawing, sculpture and performance, portraying women obscured by water-coloured pillow cases in different suburban situations. The audio track accompanying the videos is a voiceover of the artist reading a fractured and dreamlike prose poem.

For an interview with the artist about her commission, please click here. For a transcript of the narrative, please click here.

http://atf14.otdac.org

For his artwork commission, Sutherland, in collaboration with a synthetic biologist, has created an altered genome file for the common weed Arabidopsis Thaliana. The new genome has an altered pigment in daylight and a fluorescing pigment under certain light conditions. The file has a limit to the number of downloads on Opening Times’ website before it will be dependent on peer sharing and seeding through the BitTorrent sharing community. The artwork exists as an ‘ApE’ file, a format produced using a freeware genetic editor often used by biological engineers and genetic hackers. However, the consumer tools to actualise and produce genetic code as living matter does not yet exist and therefore the file sits in anticipation of a future technology to activate it.

(Note: BitTorrent is a protocol supporting the practice of peer-to-peer file sharing that is used to distribute large amounts of data over the Internet. To download the files a BitTorrent client such as uTorrent is required).

For an interview with the artist about his commission, please click here.

http://always.otdac.org

For her artwork commission, Proctor has created Always, a standalone website that displays a clock, continuously counting on from the launch of the Opening Times website. The appearance of the website changes on each visit. When a button is pressed, an automated screen shot is downloaded, recording the unique time of the visitor’s interaction.

For an interview with the artist about her commission, please click here.