A celebration of Oxford Road Corridor through language, light and ideas

Visual Arts

Move Fast and Brake Things at University Place

Move Fast and Brake Things
University Place
21st October 2021 – 23rd October 2021

Artist Antonio Roberts, creator of Move Fast and Brake Things, looking at a laptop with projections across his body
Antonio Roberts by marcinsz.com marcin_sz_photographer

6-10pm, free, no booking required

The curved surface of University Place becomes a vast canvas for a new video inspired by the first computer to store and run a programme, which was built nearby at the University of Manchester. Move Fast and Brake Things is a dynamic, fast-paced projection exploring the comparatively innocent origins of computing and the thrill of innovation – but also how the messy and chaotic future we’re now living in may have been unforeseen.

A signature commission for Corridor of Light, the video is the creation of Antonio Roberts, an artist and curator whose work has featured at galleries including Tate Britain, the Barbican and the V&A.

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