On being accepted on the AA2A scheme, I went down to scope out the college, meet the technicians and spend some time with Hannah, my collaborator on the project.
It was all going on that weekend! The British Art Show was in town, so there was tonnes of stuff to see over 5 art venues, plus gaming conference Extended Play, and gig/audiovisual event EatMusic, where Hannah was VJing. We went to debates seminars and workshops, and a particularly good performance/site specific event at the Duke of Cornwall, organised and curated by Platform P.
I even bumped into some artist friends who were participating in the event, Anna Francis and Glen Stoker from the excellent Airspace Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent, who we'd met this autumn for a particularly successful collaboration Stick-Up, with my shared studio Manifold in London.
Lots of interesting conversations and getting excited about things. It was particularly good to meet the people at Hannah's Transtechnology research group. Lots of common ground.
We are looking into the possibility of making some work for the Immersive Vision Theatre at the university. The IVT is a 180 degree dome with a fisheye projector in it and surround sound. It has seating for just over 40 people.
This blog will be a document of the making and experimenting i'm doing while resident at Plymouth College of Art.
This work is generated in collaboration with Hannah Drayson, artist and Transtechnology researcher at Plymouth University, the project in its entirety is documented here:
To temper something is to mix it, to modify and control, but tempers might also refer to the bodily humors of Greek and Medieval medicine.
This blog will be home not only to our writings and ongoing research on these subjects as well as a catalog of inspirations and experiments.