T E M P L E C R A F T
18 . 3 . 2015
Comissioned by Artichoke and The Space in collaboration with CultureTECH, Templecraft was a innovative digital arts project inspired by a monumental real –world construction. Using Minecraft, artist Adam Clarke, BlockWorks and Sparks built a digital reconstruction of David Best’s Temple, replicating its startling architecture and intricate internal spaces.
Mapped onto a representation of the city of Derry~Londonderry, this extraordinary digital artwork created the impression of a ‘Temple’ high on a hill, towering over the city below. Minecraft players were then invited to explore the structure online, and leave their own messages, mementos or objects inside its walls, before it too was ceremonially ‘burned’ online on Saturday 21st March. Nothing was left behind.
Set up by the BBC and Arts Council England, The Space is a commissioner of art that employs technology to push the boundaries of creative expression. We support new talent and great artists from all art forms, creative industries, technical and digital backgrounds, through regular Open Calls, commissions and partnerships.