On the Precipice is a stunning programme of immersive film installations curated by digital artist Kelly Richardson and produced by ISIS Arts. On the Precipice is exhibited in The Big M, an inflatable mobile exhibition venue that can travel almost anywhere to reach people that might not otherwise experience contemporary digital artworks.
On the Precipice is a 3 screen installation that explores our relationship to contemporary landscape and the affect humans have had on the natural environment through large-scale moving image artwork.
The programme features new and existing artworks all specifically adapted for exhibition in The Big M by internationally renowned digital artists; Kelly Richardson (Canada/UK), Gordon Cheung(UK), Alexandra Crouwers(The Netherlands/Belgium), Jenn E Norton (Canada), Jillian Mcdonald (Canada/USA), Emily Richardson(UK) and Brigitte Zieger (Germany/France).
On the Precipice toured the North-East of England throughout 2013 in The Big M, the tour attracted over 5,800 visitors to The Big M which toured to the Toffee Factory as part of The Late Shows (Newcastle upon Tyne), Saltwell Park (Gateshead), Whitley Bay (North Tyneside), mima Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (Middlesbrough), Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives (Ashington) and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (Berwick upon Tweed).
The tour included a series of artist talks with Kelly Richardson, Brigitte Zieger and Alexandra Crouwers, a specially designed augmented reality APP and encompassed a pilot project researching new methods of measuring audience experience through digital fabrication - with Bettina Nissen, Culture Lab and The Creative Exchange.