Master of Architecture
University of Newcastle

Tom Dufficy

Tom Dufficy

NORDFOR SOLA

Norwegian for North of the Sun, the project is a gallery of sorts, housing a collection of analogue records. An analogue medium created in the hopes it might be a panacea to our over reliance on digitally created, stored and consumed data. Which, in its decentralisation seems secure, but is in actuality quite fragile due to the mediums upon which it is stored.

The antithesis to always-accessible digital information, the collection is only accessible and legible at the whim of climactic conditions - the midnight sun permits near 24 hour access, but the polar night makes access near-impossible in the darkness, save for the illumination of the northern lights.

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Tom Dufficy

NORDFOR SOLA

Norwegian for North of the Sun, the project is a gallery of sorts, housing a collection of analogue records. An analogue medium created in the hopes it might be a panacea to our over reliance on digitally created, stored and consumed data. Which, in its decentralisation seems secure, but is in actuality quite fragile due to the mediums upon which it is stored.

The antithesis to always-accessible digital information, the collection is only accessible and legible at the whim of climactic conditions - the midnight sun permits near 24 hour access, but the polar night makes access near-impossible in the darkness, save for the illumination of the northern lights.