Louise K. Wilson, The Museum of Accidents, 1993

Louise K. Wilson
The Museum of Accidents, 1993 

The Great Hall, Museum of Science and Engineering, Newcastle upon Tyne.

A performance installation examining the role of accidents in the evolution of technology and the role of technology in accidents.

Wilson recreated a 1920's tea dance in the Great Hall of the Museum of Science and Engineering, which had formerly been a dining room for employees and guests of the Co-operative Society. As an Orchestra played, ballroom dancers swept past a screen which showed a continuous projection of the virtual flight between San Diego and San Francisco  in real time. During the 'flight' there was a constant possibility of experincing an 'accident'.

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Louise K. Wilson
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The Museum of Accidents