Role: Producer / Cohort Manager 2018
FAULT LINES – A talent development and commissioning programme for art in technology innovation
The programmes vision was to support artists to develop art practice in technology innovation, and to create new opportunities in how artists work and where and who art is commissioned by.
I came into the role in the programmes second year, developing a bespoke development programme for each of the artists and leveraging commissions and opportunities with partners such as CityVerve, STARTS European Commission and SHIFT Cheshire east.
SUPERGESTURES by Ling Tan. A participatory art project co-created with the people of Manchester. The second artwork commissioned by CityVerve, Manchester’s IoT Smart City demonstrator. Participants will use wearable technology to create a language of body gestures which will express both their relationship with the city and their vision of a future smart city. The finale of SUPERGESTURES took place at Future Sessions in March 2018.
every thing every time by Naho Matsuda. What stories can be uncovered from a city? The first commission for CityVerve. The work used various data streams – from sensors measuring weather, traffic and travel – to create an ephemeral, poetic narrative that was displayed across Manchester. The commission brief was shaped by community forums, and responds to themes and technologies in the CityVerve project.