A coal-fired boiler powers a network of computers exploring the relationships between power, art and media. Coal Fired Computers is a new work by leading UK media artists Harwood and Yokokoji (YoHa) exploring the ecologies that have created and maintained power, and the subsequent health residues and crisis of fuelling that power. The work responds to the displacement of coal production to distant India, China or Vietnam and the industrial heritage of the North East, in particular the work of Charles Parsons whose steam turbine is used to produce 40% of today’s electricity.
Newcastle Discovery Museum, Blandford Square
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 4JA
0191 232 6789
With this there will be an Official Durham Miners Association exhibition looking at before, during and after the Great Miners Strike 1984-85. There will also be books and ephemera on sale organised by Mayday books;