Artist Residencies: Tees Valley Screen

Middlesbrough Art Weekender presents the works-in-progress of two artist residencies. The product of a collaboration between Tees Valley Screen and The Auxiliary Project, the works are an interactive celebration of Teesside life, culture and places by local artists Lisa Lovebucket, Alyson Agar and sound designer Nick John Williams. The artists have collaborated with local AI software company Vlogbase to explore immersive media and disruptive open source technology.

 

In collaboration with sound designer Nick John Williams, Alyson Agar has created The Living Archive. Moving away from a static, highly-curated museum of artefacts into a more chaotic, non-curatorial space, the archive re-imagines the way in which archives are created, curated and presented. Visitors are invited search the archive to curate their own experience. An archive of still and moving image has been generated throughout Nick and Alyson’s residency alongside an archive of field recordings and sonic meditations. Audiences will be able to enter the installation, interact with it, ‘search’ within the archive, and contribute their own on-site recordings which will be added to the archive for future generations to discover.

Meanwhile, Lisa Lovebucket has created an interactive audiovisual collage cataloguing the cultural ascendency of Teesside: 10 hours of footage loaded onto computers, with audio and video transcribed by Vlogbase software, to create the ultimate text-based adventure game of the creative Teesside scene. Featuring interviews, performances and recordings a wide range of creatives working across the Tees Valley. TEESSIDE RISING explores the hidden connections and silent resonations of the Teesside scene to unveil the correlations which humanity cannot perceive. As the humans create trails through the footage using keywords according to their individual interests, the AIs will make up their own minds about what CONNECTS – CREATES – INSPIRES the Teesside scene.

The Tees Valley Screen artist residencies are supported by Arts Council England, Tees Valley Combined Authority and the European Regional Development Fund.

TEESSIDE RISING: Captain Captain Cook Sq (opposite Wilko) Fri/Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun 12noon – 4pm

The Living Archive: 18 Albert Road, Fri/Sat 10am – 5pm Sun 12noon – 4pm

Join the artists for a panel discussion about the residencies on Friday 27th Sept, 12:00-13:15, 18 Albert Road.

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