Data surrounds us, especially in cities. What stories can it tell? Processing data captured and published by Smart City technologies, this work curates data from citywide events – whether mundane or marvellous – and turns it into poetry, broadcast real-time on a large display.
Harnessing public art to explore the ‘Smart City’, EVERY THING EVERY TIME broadcasts poetry on a large, mechanical display, urging deeper reflection on the role of data in our lives.
Produced by FutureEverything for Leeds International Festival 2020, Matsuda’s EVERY THING EVERY TIME will process data typically captured and published by smart city technologies, consumer devices, private and public institutions, and various media, and use this data to create instant poetry based on our interactions with the urban environment.
Through careful curation of the data that describes citywide events, from the mundane to the marvellous, life in Leeds will be expressed as poetry – written in real-time, and revealed on a split-flap display.