Multi-part art installation - video projection with interactive video components (2005)
Montserrat Soto, Futurecity, BT
Tracking Madrid depicted the destruction of modern Madrid through documentary film footage, represented in a multi-part video installation. Created by Montserrat Soto in collaboration with BT, it was exhibited at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid from the 1st June to the 3rd July, 2005.
Tracking Madrid was the second exhibition in the BT Connected World Art Series. The Art Series combined BT's research technology with the talent of contemporary artists to stimulate dialogue about art and technology and business and society.
The exhibition included three main elements: seven large video projections; located video streamed to PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants); and a website featuring live video from a construction site and video archives from the artist's research.
Using an interactive map on the PDA, visitors could select and play contextualised video from the archive, via location. The selected clips were streamed locally to the device over WiFi, using BT's video streaming technology. On the website, visitors could select and stream video archives by theme. Each themed video was generated dynamically from relevant video segments from the archive, marked up in BT's Media Annotation Tools.