For the duration of MIRRORCITY (14 October – 4 January) artist, writer, publisher and technologist James Bridle will carry out an online/offline residency responding to the themes of the exhibition.
In order to investigate what he terms the ‘Nor Mythos’ Bridle will enact a series of digital and physical excursions pursuing the lines of power that are inscribed into the city: ley lines, fiber optic cables, microwave trading relays, airfields and datacentres, dead letter drops and dark email addresses.
Bridle's investigation into the city's digital and physical lines of power will be documented at shorttermmemoryloss.com/nor.
"The sense of being watched is a classic symptom of paranoia, often a sign of deeper psychosis, or dismissed as illusory. In the mirror city, which exists at the juncture of the street and CCTV, of bodily space and the electromagnetic spectrum, one is always being watched. So who’s paranoid now?"