As part of the Happenstance project, current creative technologist in residence Kevin Walker invited Spike Island artists, designers and staff to contribute a postcard design to Wish You Were Here, an interactive installation for the Spike Island Open.
Within just a few days, we had the following beautiful cards with drawings, prints, photos and digital designs. Amy Mason, former Spike Island writer in residence, then wrote a non-linear story, a portion of which is written on the back of each card.
In the exhibition, the postcards were each embedded with a wireless digital (RFID) tag, and when placed on a special reader, displayed the name of each designer on an adjacent computer screen, with links to further info. Visit Kevin's blog to read more about the process behind this project.
Explore all 14 postcards created for the installation: