a composite image of Jo Verrent and Sarah Pickthall in discussionJo Verrent and Sarah Pickthall have a unique working relationship, having designed and a number of transformational projects: Sync – exploring the interface between disability and leadership, and PUSH ME – a film commission focusing on 12 Unlimited artists for Arts Council England/BBC’s The Space.

Both have increasing focii on digital through their own practice.  Sarah within Mapfactor (digital mapping with learning disabled creatives and communities) and Loyal Enemy and Jo within her role as associate artist working for Dance Digital alongside Luke Pell on Edge Closer and her own commitment to 2013 – Do Different Daily.

So when Jon Pratty and the team at Arts Council England, South East decided they wanted to focus strategic funds on digital practice in relation to disabled artistry, they asked Jo and Sarah to develop and deliver a new programme – and Short Circuit was born.

2 thoughts on “People

  1. Chris Gray

    Hi, I’m a disablaed digital aritst looking for ways of getting my stuff ‘out there’ and also meeting other digital artist. I’ve been recording music since the early 90’s but more seriously since about 1999. I’ve made several albums (one or two a year, more or less), some more experimental and others quite ‘commercial’ sounding.
    All in all I’ve been experimenting with a broad spectrum of styles from hip-hop to rock, mellow electronica to hardcore drum and bass and some very ‘far out’ experimental tracks too.
    I’ve also made several videos for my music and lots of ‘still’ artwork too.

    Here are some links to my online work.

    1. admin Post author

      Hi Chris

      good to meet – I’ll follow your links up tomorrow when I’m back – on my way now to the Short Circuit event as part of Brighton Digital Festival and very excited! We’ve a meeting tomorrow to look at the future of Short Circuit so do book mark the site and come back to see what we are up to. Have you seen the video trailer we made about our weekend in Brighton? Or caught the sound work of Jon Adams that I put up in the blog today? Have a look around the site and stay in touch. We want to do more, lots more!


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