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BOM Fellows: Live R&D
March 10th 2015 - May 2nd 2015Free
10 March 2015 – 02 May 2015
Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10.30am – 5.00pm
BOM’s gallery will be turned into a pop-up laboratory this spring as we launch our second major programme, Live: R&D. This programme showcases the work of BOM’s ten inaugural Fellows who will be in residence throughout the year. From artists innovating with darkroom chemicals to a biochemist’s re-invention of a failed project with NASA, the BOM Fellows bring a diverse set of skills and practices blurring the boundaries between art, technology and science.
BOM’s Gallery & Events Space will become a hub of DIY-biology and adventures with creative technologies. The Fellows will test out ideas in development in front of a public audience, sharing their current research in talks and workshops as well as live Skype sessions with international creative practitioners to develop future collaborations.
The 2015 Fellows are:
Pete Ashton Artist Pete Ashton is exploring shifts in image making from pre-photography cameras to JPEG compression algorithms, to better understand how images aid or hinder communication in the modern world.
Dan Burwood Photographer Dan Burwood will be using biological processes in his image making, cultivating micro-organisms in photographic paper.
Jo Gane Artist Jo Gane is experimenting with early photographic techniques and archives to uncover the truth behind a missing sculpture at Nuneaton Museum.
Melissa Grant Bio-chemist Melissa Grant will be resurrecting a previous project with NASA and collaborators Oliver de Peyer and Paul Shepherd, which searches for microscopic life in the stratosphere.
Amy Martin Young People’s Producer Amy Martin will be devising innovative new pathways to engage young digital audiences with creative technologies, bridging the Fellows research across art, science and technology.
Nikki Pugh Artist Nikki Pugh is developing a family of animatronic ‘creatures’ to be worn by people as they walk through the city. These will make tangible the behaviour of radio waves in the urban environment.
Antonio Roberts Artist Antonio Roberts is developing new work using open source software to provocatively explore image copyright and re-mix culture.
John Sear Experimental Games Developer John Sear will be encouraging strangers to be playful together through large-scale projections and novel group interfaces.
Siraj Shaikh Cyber security researcher Siraj Shaikh will be investigating the democratization of technology, exploring what happens when people are given control of computer security to hack knowledge for the benefit of society.
Leon Trimble VJ and audio visual artist Leon Trimble will be developing new immersive theatre and installation works, using live motion tracking and projection mapping technologies.