Electric Speed is a group of works from Jeremy Bailey, Jillian McDonald, Jon Sasaki, Will Gill, and Mouna Andraos & Melissa Mongiat. Curated by Kate Armstrong and Malcolm Levy for Revised Projects and the New Forms Media Society, the works are designed for presentation on urban screens and will premiere at the Surrey Art Gallery in 2011-2012.
The works are part of the McLuhan in Europe 2011 initiative celebrating the centennial birth year of Canadian media theorist Marshall McLuhan.
This exhibition was developed in order to explore Marshall McLuhan’s notion of “electric speed”. For McLuhan electric speed is a characterization of how information culture forces an evolution in the way we experience time, space, distance, causality, and political and social life.
The artists have been invited to create new work as a way of reflecting on these ideas.