Recent Activity – September 2016

27 September 2016

Rachel Drury and I are working on the ‘in_collusion’ programme funded by Arts Council England Ambition for Excellence and Greater Peterborough, Greater Cambridge Local Enterprise Partnership. This three year programme will establish artist commissions, artist labs, research projects, local hubs and a series of events for people working in the creative industries. Collusion, is a Cambridge based arts organisation that focusses on Art, Technology and Human Interaction.

Close and Remote (Simon Poulter and Sophie Mellor) are now working with Productive Margins on a new residency with the University of Bristol. We will be working with academics looking at regulation and the impact of the productive Margins programme in general. Our previous piece of work, Life Chances explores real lives in both Bristol and Cardiff and will be published as a novel in late 2016. We are also investigating the development of the Life Chances game with University of Bristol.

We have now completed our commission for Sefton Borough Council ‘Lost Characters’. This was shown at the Atkinson over the Summer of 2015. Our recent commission for FACT, Zone is now online as a finished film.

I will be working with Furtherfield on business planning in late 2016, along with development of a Philip K Dick inspired programme with mac and others. More on that soon.