Hardly seems possible that two years have past since Jo Verrent and myself showcased @DigitalBrighton 4 of our ShortCircuit Arts Council, South East ActionResarch collaborations at Lighthouse Arts.
What better time to tap into the wonder of what happens when disability and digital collide than 2 years on to the day, focusing on two of our original ShortCircuit artists: Chisato Minamimura & Jon Adams, both of who took the kernals of ideas hatched at ShortCircuit nurturing them into fully fledged projects with their wonderful digital partners in furtive studios and on the streets. Not only that Jon Pratty who helped Jo and I develop this line of enquiry will be chairing in his new role as Chair of Brighton Digital Festival.
We’ll be sharing their work tomorrow at Lighthouse in a special event, surrounded by other shortcircuitry from the recent SprungDigi Festival. We’ll be considering the wider context too of this work that sings The Creative Case for Diversity, We don’t just want bums on seats we want you to be part of the conversation. You can book yourself a FREE ticket for the event here, but do so quick before all the tickets run out.
A wonderful evening of showcase, talks, films discussions and all sorts of visionary collisionary. Be there.
(She’s not sure they are quite masterpieces though)
The partnership of curator Luc Tuymans and Angel Vergara – One of the most current pieces by this team is Feuilleton, a reflection based around the theme of the Seven Deadly Sins. In using this theme they hope to infect a sort of virus into the range of trivial images that the media floods us with. Continue reading →
It was in Edinburgh a couple of years ago, and essentially asked people to take on missions, in the form of Cantos (there were four), in order to progress to the innermost Hinterland of the city during festival month. It was magical because it got me to talk with absolute strangers on a human level – it prompted simple dialogue in physical space whilst providing complex exchanges in techno-space. The digital element of the project was masked beautifully by paper instructions and telephone calls – and the pay off (a poem written especially for me) was spine-tingling. Continue reading →
Mortal Engine is an intermedia dance performance using movement and sound responsive projections to portray an ever-shifting, shimmering world in which the limits of the human body are an illusion. Its by an Australian company Chunky Move and the best way to experience it is simply to watch! Continue reading →
You can see we are asking everyone connected with Short Circuit for their digital masterpieces, we’re working through our list slowly – no hurry. It’s always great to see the range and diversity of what inspires people. This is Dolly Sen’s choice:
“I guess the one that had the most impact isn’t online any more, but it was Chas de Swiet’s Nutter TV, which was a online gaming experiment Continue reading →
Melissa Mostyn is a published writer, blogger, aspiring film-maker and visual arts practitioner. In 2011 she made her debut as a scriptwriter and director with Child Of Deaf Adults (CODA), a 10-minute TV drama short produced by Neath Films in association with the BSLBT that was broadcast on The Community Channel and Film4, and can still be viewed here. Continue reading →
Debs Williams is a Relationship Manager for Arts Council England, specialising in theatre and with a keen interest in digital. She is also a maker and creator in her own right, and known for her strong but fair views – on disability, politics and artistic practice. We are delighted she is involved in Short Circuit as she always focuses on access, artists and quality – three elements we are placing at the centre of our process. Continue reading →