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Watershed's showcase of creative work, talks, commissions, innovation, artist journals, festival diaries & archive projects
12 Days of Christmas
In 2000, children from Bristol schools created twelve pieces of web art based on the Twelve Days of Christmas song.
90 Second Challenge 2005
Over 140 films made by people from across Bristol, the site also includes a range of resources for aspiring filmmakers.
Art Tea in the Vanish Van
Art Tea gave tea and cakes to shoppers waiting for buses and invited them to view a makeshift camera obscura.
Bristol Bhangra Facedances
Lively and entertaining video portraits of peoples’ faces filmed whilst listening to Bhangra music.
Young South West filmmakers explore what culture means to them in this selection of snappy 90 second short films.
Calling was a 2005 residency programme for three digital artists of African heritage run jointly by Watershed and Kuumba.
Catch Me If You Can
Documentation of a five day residency at Watershed to create a prototype of a multi player adventure game using mobile technologies.
Digital Communities Conference
Archived presentations from a one day conference exploring the implications and opportunities of new technologies for local and global communities.
Digitised: Communities Online
An early digital engagement project (2003/4) that extended Watershed’s work with sections of the community without access to digital technology.
Jan 2003 - Dec 2004
Two short animated films featuring Bristol’s dockside cranes, based on photographs from the Port of Bristol Authority Archives.
Digital artist France ‘Cyberdoll’ Cadet was in residence at UWE in 2005 to develop a new multi-robot installation.
A website that celebrates the past and future of Bristol’s musical cultural life.
Electric Cinema showcased a monthly programme of short films from Watershed’s range of work from 2005 through to 2009.
Jun 2005 - Dec 2009
An online collection from 2005 that presents Bristol’s artistic talent in, amongst other things, music, photography, illustration and fine art.
eShed was a Bristol-based community and website for young people aged 14-21 who love film and media.
Nov 2006 - Apr 2010
Hannu Karjalainen's Film Installations
Documentation of Finnish artist Hannu Karjalainen’s visit to Bristol in September 2005 to create a series of film installations.
A moving image work by artist Philip Walker exploring his relationship with the imaginary physical space of the television screen.
I Can Read You
An artwork, experiment and game using barcodes and mobile phones run by artist Simon Poulter, HP Labs and Watershed.
IdeasMart was an exploration of what makes a meaningful, engaging web experience that happened over four weeks in 2004.
Include is an enchanting collection of images made by young people excluded from mainstream education using light and a camera.
Light Up Bristol
This short film by AntiVJ captures the alternative epic Christmas lights show which transformed the façade of Bristol’s Council House.
Photography exploring Bristol as a place and the people who live there that richly reflect the city’s own unique identity.
Movies + Shakers
Short films from this creative multimedia project run by musician Tony Orrell in schools throughout Bristol.
mr_hopkinson's online interactive video sample orchestra
An interactive sound work in which you can trigger a curious cacophony of surreal sound and moving mayhem with your mouse
Nature of Mind
Recordings from a Watershed event as part of The Fragmented Orchestra – a geographically distributed performance spanning music, art and science.
New Interfaces in Performance
Supported by Watershed, a group of artists organised a touring programme exploring techniques for creating work for live, interactive contexts.
The Offload Festival explored how artists are visualising and engaging with ecological and social issues through new and existing media.
An interactive online installation using screen based contemporary dance to infuse new media art with the qualities of performance.
A web project from 2002 in which young people offer personal, creative responses to the sustainable development of our planet.
A collection of music videos created by groups of young people in Cornwall through after school digital media clubs.
Soundtoys is a collection of experimental audio visual artworks from over 200 artists, designers, musicians and writers.
An online gallery featuring five UK based Asian artists using the web to exhibit their work for the first time.
This short film and installation by artist Ana Bilankov was the result of a residency project at Watershed in 2002.
A gallery installation at Watershed in 1999 projecting time-lapsed views from in and around Watershed into a 3D space.
Waiting For & Fragments of another life
Two projects – one using a series of short video clips and one using photography – examining the experiences of asylum seekers.
The results of a filmmaking summer school with 24 young filmmakers from Sweden, Lithuania and UK.
Young People's Work Experience Films
Young people on work experience at Watershed partnered with eShed to make these documentaries about working at a media centre.
Young Peoples' Commissions and Partnerships
Examples of films produced by eShed in collaboration with partner organisations around Bristol.
Talks at Watershed