Toggler is a new website feature allowing commissioned artists to explore, demonstrate and celebrate the potential of creativity in website design.
As websites become increasingly standardised to ensure familiarity and ease of use for online visitors, Toggler allows artists to champion the role of curiosity and creativity in exploring other possibilities for presenting content online.
Visitors are able to view our website through different lenses by toggling between styles developed by commissioned artists. Select an artist from the drop down Toggler menu above to explore our content. Please note Toggler will not affect your visiting experience of the home page.
The first artists commissioned are Luke Harby, Violet Forest, Sam Francis Read, Antonio Roberts and Tobias Zehntner.
Luke Harby lives and works in Northampton, typically using photographic film to manipulate subjects, using tricks of scale, displacing or adjusting the context, or by vandalising pictures in some way in order to rephotograph them.
Violet Forest is a Berlin based artist and co-founder of Cybertwee, a collective that explores the intersections of technology and cuteness, femininities and feelings.
Sam Francis Read is an artist based in Sheffield, whose practice encompasses traditional and digital drawing, painting and printmaking; inspired by graphic design, literature and art history.
Antonio Roberts is a new media artist and curator based in Birmingham, UK. He uses technology-driven processes to explore issues surrounding open source software, free culture and collaborative practices.
Tobias Zehntner is a Swiss-Danish artist based in Belgium, whose ideas draw upon architectural space and natural sciences, yet bear the poetics of the ordinary experience from which they originate.