Birgitta Hosea

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Turple (2012)

This short film was created as a homage to Alan Turing on the centenary of his birth for the Recode/Decode exhibition at the University of Salford that launched the new MediaCityUK building. Recycling her earlier film Photosonic as a background, Birgitta Hosea animated a poem by Maryclare Foá in which the word 'Turple' is slowly changed in to the word 'Apple'. This text is inspired by the reference to a bite taken out of an apple in the Apple logo - itself a reference to Turing's suicide by eating a poisoned apple.

The film was later exhibited in the very room where Alan Turing did his ground-breaking cryptography in WWII. Documentation from the Ghost Station exhibition at Bletchley Park:

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