Artefacts can change their meaning not just over the years as different histriographical and institutional currents pick them out and transform their significance, but from day to day as different people view them and subject them to their own interpretation. The ‘Artefact’ Project takes this fluidity as its starting point. The Artefact and its interpretation panel slowly evolve as visitors to the website play with it and reinterpret its meaning.

At the core of the Artefact Project is a 3D database drawn from the V&A Collection. For the duration of the show the ‘Artefact’ evolves through a generative breeding of this ‘genetic’ information. At some point in its evolution the ‘Artefact’ will become the collection.

Artefact is a MODEL project: May 16th – June 9th 2002.

Corrupted images downloaded from the V&A archive during the R&D phase of the project.

Artefact digital sketches.

Old HTML site for Artefact.