Frederick Sanders for Collect Art, Autumn Issue

Frederick Sanders is an artist whose work meanders through sound, film, graphic design, installation and, most recently, virtual worlds. In the wake of Covid-19, Sanders found himself isolating in the far North East of England - existing vicariously between the brooding landscape of Northumberland and the digital realms of the Internet. His hyper-cyber-organic reality led to a rabbithole of spatial, social, and historical creative exploration that led to his most recent work ‘Burgage’ - a web-based multiplayer virtual world that uses data from Google Maps and NASA to simulate the area of Alnmouth, Northumberland, UK. How might the pandemic offer new forms of artistic expression, exhibition, and discussion? Far older than Parliament or the monarchy, ‘Burgage Rights’ is an ancient British law that still gives the villagers of Alnmouth, Northumberland, UK, the right to use and care for land in the area - sharing in its produce and putting it back into natural restoration, giving to local charities, and organising local events.



‘Burgage’ - a web-based multiplayer virtual world that uses data from Google Maps and NASA to simulate the area of Alnmouth, Northumberland, UK.
Burgage

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