Long Time, No See?



  • Long Time, No See?



  • Long Time, No See? premieres for ISEA2013.  This collaborative, online artwork focuses audiences upon imagining pathways towards long-term futures. The project seeks to link the local and the everyday with the global and the distant future, generatively mapping the ever-changing relationships between each participant’s ideas and visions. The raw content for the artwork is created by members of the general public undertaking walks in their local communities, assisted by a custom Smartphone App that choreographs and records their creative processes. The online artwork, optimised for broadband,  then presents this content relationally along with other generative media and sound. In these ways the project engages new audiences and participants to collaboratively ‘design’ pathways towards feasible and ‘sustain-able’ long term futures. In Sydney participants will each get the chance to share their visions of long futures and will be enabled to collaborate, imagine, reflect, learn and act for change through optional workshop processes. Come to a workshop at ICE, download the app and take the walk, create new stories for the future, and get out and about in a local ‘walk-shop’! Presented by ISEA2013, Parramatta City Council and ICE (Information & Cultural Exchange).

    The Information & Cultural Exchange (ICE) connects the cultural life of Western Sydney with the rest of Sydney, the nation and the world. A vital and evolving organisation, ICE is the largest non-government community arts organisation at the forefront of cultural engagement and creative practice in Western Sydney.  ice.org.au

    As Creative Director of Long Time, No See?, media artist Dr. Keith Armstrong is leading an interdisciplinary team of artists and designers, including writer and urban practitioner Linda Carroli, interaction designer Dr Gavin Sade (QUT), sound artist and scientist Professor Roger Dean (UWS), designer Robert Henderson, software developer Petros Nyfantis and javascript programmer Johnson Page. The project team’s combined experience crosses the fields of design, arts, science, communication and urban planning, and includes national and international conferences, festivals, exhibitions and publications.



  • This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, QUT Creative Industries and other key partners.