Digital Decontamination Portal

Development and design of Digital Decontamination Portal, a collaboration with Collective Nonsense for Sanctuary 2015 public art event. www.sanctuary2015.org

Sanctuary is an outdoor event in the Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park that explores relationships to environment, technology, culture and science. Sanctuary encouraged the audience to consider their relationship with technology by the creation of a 'Digital Decontamination Portal' that people passed through before entering the event space. The portal encouraged people to think about and shed their ‘digital skin’ and leave their online persona behind for the duration of their time on site; no social media, no internet browsing, no phone calls. Operatives directed arrivals through the transition. In the Prosessing Area, phones were placed in anti static bags and participants scanned for ‘digital contamination’.

 

They were then invited into the The Digital Decontamination Portal where ‘decontamination’ took place via an audio work (Kerry Jones) delivered by wireless headphones.