Archive for Artist Residencies

Bairdcast Media: a history of machine translation

Yuko Mohri - /sLab artist in residence


a history of machine translation

a history of machine translation

a history of machine translation



Photography Louise Hepworth

Yuko Mohri

Japanese artist Yuko Mohri offers her own perspective on our broadcasting heritage and shared future.

Discovery Museum
February 29th – March 9th 2008
Opening times: Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday 14:00 – 17:00

Artist Talk
Tuesday 4th, March 2008
18:00 – 19:30
International Centre for Art and New Technologies
Imrychova 882, 143 00
Praha 4

Artist Talk
Saturday 8th, March 2008
13:00 – 13:45
Ashburne House, Ryhope Road
Sunderland SR2 7EF
Tel: 0191 515 2046

Yuko Mohri interview – live On-Air radio studio NE1FM for AV Festival 08
Friday 7th, March 2008 @ 11am –

A unique residency and exhibition project by young emerging Japanese media artist Yuko Mohri, Bairdcast Media: a history of machine translation explores the early history of broadcast media in the United Kingdom, and more specifically the inventions of John Logie Baird, a pioneer in the development of television and its relation to new media, during this hugely significant period of transition in broadcasting given the switch from analogue to digital television.

Yuko Mohri has already gained international recognition for her work and is set to become a leading figure on the international media art scene. In her works she concentrates on the application of physical phenomena, like sound and magnetism, to art and on the research of media theory. One of her most recent projects “Vexations – Composition in Progress (c.i.p.)” a co-production with Soichiro MIHARA, was shown at Yamaguchi Centre for Arts and Media (YCAM) in 2005 and went on to win second prize at transmediale06, Berlin. The work also received an Honorary Mention in the Interactive Art category at Prix Ars Electronica.

/sLab is pleased to be able to bring this exciting new talent to the United Kingdom for the first time in collaboration with the prestigious new Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music.

Bairdcast Media: a history of machine translation is a /sLab project commissioned and produced in partnership with AV festival 08 and Emma Ota. Project curated by Keith Whittle, Iain Logie Baird, National Media Museum – Bradford and Emma Ota.

Supported by /sLab, AV festival 08, The National Media Museum, Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, Asia-Europe Foundation, The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Japan Foundation and powers of 2

The AV Festival is an international festival of electronic arts, and features visual art, music and moving image. A biennial event, the festival takes place in Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland and Middlesbrough.



Jiang Haiqing and Fu Yu

Leading media art duo 8GG from Beijing were artists in residence with /sLab in the winter of 2006

Composed of Jiang Haiqing and Fu Yu, 8GG have shown at MoMa [New York] CYNETart [Dresden/Germany], FILE International Festival [Brazil], Shanghai Biennial, Centre Pompidou [Paris], Kunsten Festival Des Arts [Brussels] and ICA [London] and more recently at BankART 1929, Japan and Cornerhouse, Manchester.

Jiang Haiqing and Fu Yu

8GG’s residency was organised to coincide with the first staging of the Undercurrent, a video installation presented in association with Lighthouse as part of the Cinecity Festival 06.

Marian Downes and Jiang Haiqing

During the period of their residency 8GG were commissioned by /sLab to produce a series of new works specifically for LED.

Jiang Haiqing, Fu Yu and BA Fine Art student Sophie Beresford

Supported by Arts Council England, Visiting Arts and University of Sunderland