iShed and Sound and Music, are delighted to announce that artist Jen Southern has been awarded this valuable opportunity, to develop a new project exploring sonic art, pervasive technologies and touch at Pervasive Media Studio. The residency will begin in September 2011 and is part of Embedded, Sound and Music's new artist development programme, supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
Using location-aware objects, sound and touch, this new work aims to create intimate links between people, despite the separation of long distances. The project is inspired by communication between animals such as reindeer, whose clicking feet let the herd know how fast each other are running, even when not visible. It will also build on Jen’s previous collaborative mapping work Comob, developed as a research tool to explore social and spatial relationships between people in motion.
Read more about the project here.
Embedded is a Sound and Music initiative delivered in partnership with iShed, a part of Watershed, supported by Pervasive Media Studio and funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.