25 May

public event Online 25 May 11:00 – 15:00

The 2021 Studio Recovery Fund Showcase

The Studio hosted an online showcase on 25 May 2021, featuring the following six successful creative technology projects that were awarded grants from the £20,000 Studio Recovery Fund:

Alyson Minkley and Dave Webb – Alyson and Dave’s project Higher brought together artists, creative practitioners and scientists to explore how to create a virtual festival/club when social distancing restrictions were still in place. Higher‘s aim was to immerse remote dancers in a virtual club atmosphere and generate responsive reactions/interactions as people dance “together”. Alyson is a fine artist with an MA in Fine Art at Bath Spa University and is an EMERGE resident (Bath Spa University’s graduate incubator at Sion Hill). Dave is a creative coder, Studio Resident, EMERGE mentor and graduate of Bath Spa University’s MSc in Creative Computing.

Larkhall is a Bath-based composer/pianist and creative coder who combines music and live algorithmic visuals. Larkhall was awarded funding to regularly perform a short concert which he live-streamed through social media. Larkhall (Charlie Williams) is a Studio Resident.

Little Lost Robot is an arty robotics company, founded by artists Ruby Jennings and Joseph Wilk, that aims to make technology humane and accessible. Little Lost Robot used the funding to research and develop a soft robot handbook, to develop an affordable prototype posted kit, and a series of accessible pre-recorded workshop video tutorials for primary aged children. Little Lost Robot is a Studio Resident.

Kilter is a Bath-based theatre and arts events company. They were awarded funding to develop an online Storyopathy to promote to audiences nationwide. The performances involved a story-practitioner having a brief consultation with the client before delivering the selected Story Tonic or Balm (designed to bring positivity and hope), providing therapy through fiction.

Silvia Carderelli-Gronau is a dancer, filmmaker, teacher in HE, researcher and movement therapist in Bristol and Bath. She developed a sound-based framework called Sonic Dancer that enables dancers to move and improvise with each other from different locations, creating a network of presence, connection and touch beyond the visual sphere. The funding was used to take the project to the next phase of development and testing. Silvia is a Studio Resident.

Ximena Alarcon is a Bath-based sound artist and researcher. She was awarded funding to develop her INTIMAL app which reveals stories collected from Colombian migrant women living in Europe. These stories change depending on the users direction of walking. The project was developed within the context of the pandemic lockdown and explored physical and emotional connections with local places, and stimulating collective storytelling. Ximena is a Studio Resident

Watch a recording of the showcase here.