Return to Ritherdon Overview
Before I describe what 'Midpoint' and 'Return to Ritherdon' are, I
though it would be best to give you some extra context surrounding it.
'Return to Ritherdon' was an arts-based two year residency, funded by Arts
Council England. Nicola Ellis devised the residency alongside Ritherdon &
Company Ltd. and Castlefied Gallery. Ritherdon is a manufacturer of metal
enclosures and based in Darwen, Lancashire, U.K., Castlefied is an art gallery
in Manchester, U.K and Ellis is an artist, also, based in Manchester. Use the
links below for more information on those listed above:
Note: The residency has finished and the information of this page is more for
archive purposes than anything else.
Midpoint is one of three smaller projects which form the 'Personal Flash in
Real-Time' series of artworks. The other two projects are called 'Light Meter'
and 'Relay'. The 'Personal Flash in Real-Time' artworks are one of numerous
artworks displayed in the 'No Gaps in the Line' (2021) exhibition, hosted in
Castlefied Gallery. For more information on the exhibition, artworks (from the
galleries perspective) and other projects use the following links:
Midpoint is a REST API built with Flask and written in Python. It's purpose was
to act as the midpoint between the Light Meters (in Ritherdon) and the Relays
(in Castlefied). It would receive light readings from the Light Meters in
Ritherdon's welding booths and serve those readings to the Relays in Castlefied.
This project is less hands-on than the other two projects (Light Meter and
Relay). You don't need to buy additional hardware like a Raspberry Pi and other
electrical components. If you set-up a EC2 instance on AWS, you're half-way
there with this one -- he says like everyone knows how to do that.
For more information on this project's spec's and requirements, please use the
Because of the project's time-frame and budget, I only had time to test this on
Ubuntu 18.04 and Nginx. I don't know likely it is for this project's software to
run on other environments.
Below is a list of all the links dotted throughout this page: