Domestic Bliss - a physical narrative installation by Time's Up.  Photograph by Alex Davies.
Domestic Bliss - a physical narrative installation by Time's Up. Photograph by Alex Davies.

TIMES UP - Stored in a Bank Vault

A physical narrative installation


23 September – 30 September 2011
Brighton


Ever wondered what a bank robbers' lair looks like?


Following on from Blast Theory's "A Machine to See With", which puts you in the centre of a bank robbery, we're exploring a different side of the anatomy of a heist, with an enigmatic installation by Austrian digital artists, Time’s Up. Stored in a Bank Vault gives us a tantalizing glimpse into the lair of bank robbers. Visitors enter a dark cellar; plans are laid out, a story unfolds, and it soon appears that the robbers may still be in the next room ....

Stored in a Bank Vault - a physical narrative installation by Time's Up
Stored in a Bank Vault - a physical narrative installation by Time's Up

Cordoned off – permission to enter? Even to snoop? Who was here? Should I be here? Is someone here? Where did they go? What were they doing? Will they return? What do they want? Just follow the lines? Just follow the plan? What is it at the end of the tunnel? Is it just about the money? Is it about money at all?
What is stored in a bank vault?

Time’s Up’s latest physical narrative Stored in a Bank Vault explores the tools and motivations of bank heists, secret tunnels, ancient cultures, magical powers and the interconnectedness of the global financial system with everything else.

Time’s Up is an internationally renowned media lab run by artists. It was founded in 1996 and is based in Linz, Austria. Time’s Up’s interactive installations investigate the ways in which people interact with their physical surroundings, discovering, learning and communicating as they do. Their work has been shown internationally at festivals around the world including at Ars Electronica (Austria), Microwave Festival (Hong Kong), Adelaide Festival (Australia), and the AV Festival (UK).

Dates: 23 September – 30 September 2011

Times: 12pm – 6pm

Venue: Grey Area, Lower Ground Floor, 31 Queens Road, Brighton, BN13XA

Preview: 22 September, 6-8pm. Meet at Lighthouse for mystery tours to the installation.

Stored in a Bank Vault has been commissioned by Lighthouse as part of Brighton Digital Festival. It is part of PARN (Physical and Alternate Reality Narratives) – a pan-European project, developed by FoAM, Lighthouse, Blast Theory and Time’s Up.

Stored in a Bank Vault has been supported by the Culture Programme (2007 – 2013) of the European Union, Arts Council England, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture, Culture Linz AT and OOE Kultur, JKU Institute of Polymer Product Engineering and JKU Insitute for Robotics

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