Digital Detritus Dover is part of an on-going series of digital installations situated in Google Earth. DDD was created by building 3d digital models and locating and animating them in Google Earth using KML code. The soundtrack was created using a well known song about the white cliffs of Dover.
Digital Detritus Dover was created specifically for the LIVELIVE Project and Dover. The LIVELIVE Project is a digital arts periodical and community engagement programme created by Mark John Smith forming part of the UK’s prestigious Cultural Olympiad. Working with the support of the BBC, LIVELIVE is currently making its debut on the network’s Olympic Live Site Big Screen platform located in 22 cities across the UK.
Peter Root was born in Jersey in 1978 and was raised and educated in Guernsey, both British Channel Islands. Since graduating in 2000 with a fine art degree from University College Falmouth, Peter’s work has achieved notable recognition including an exhibition in conjunction with the Saatchi Gallery London, in addition to a recent commission for LIVELIVEProject, a digital arts periodical and community engagement programme supported by the BBC.
As well as lecturing in Art and Media, Peter has worked in various professional fields including architectural presentation and model making, the associated techniques, both digital and physical, are evident in Peter’s drawings and architectonic installations.
Peter’s work touches upon themes of impermanence, futility, repetition, structure, future, architecture and the city. Digital works range from meticulous sound edits to virtual installations in Google Earth. Physical installations manifest themselves as precarious and ephemeral arrangements of materials such as potatoes, staples and transformer laminates. The fragile nature of these installations renders them exposed to micro-apocalyptic events such as a light breeze, a falling leaf or the furry infestation mould.