Lunchtime Talk
Fri 19 Jan 2018 13:00

Introducing our New Talent Residents

Join us as we welcome and hear first hand from our 3 New Talent Residents; a truly eclectic bunch covering everything from Bristol’s LGBTQ+ history to African diaspora to home appliances that talk back.



Vytautas Jankauskas

Vytas is an artist and designer, interested in physical, social and digital identities. Both, individual and communal. His explored themes encompass borders, national pride and identity, digital relationships and beyond.
Jon Flint

Jon Flint

Jon is a designer with a hands on approach to making. Objects he designed and made have ended up in galleries such as the V&A museum, and Vitra design museum, to the back of pushchairs and bikes on the streets of London.

Lawrence Hoo

Lawrence is a poet.  His work is influenced by various experiences of growing up in and around Easton and St Paul’s, Bristol where he is exposed to a medley of culture, identity and heritage. The impact of social…
Telling untold stories and creating new narratives.

Michael Jenkins

I believe passionately in the role of art as an engine for change & understanding and hope to achieve this through moving image and sound. Currently working on a unique project with Dr Mena Fombo. More to come !!!!

Alec Stevens

Alec Stevens is a Bristol based Sculptor that is part of No Stone Unturned, a company combining Sculpture, Storytelling and Technology.

Nicola Hogg

Nicola is an illustrator, electronic music producer & creative technologist. Her first commission was illustrating a children's book when she was 16. She's also interested in video games and their power to educate.

Artist Alec Stevens and creative technologist Nicola Hogg will combine their practices to develop a street game that challenges participants to use secret language to find their partner. Seeking out sculptures and stories along the way, players will uncover Bristol’s LGBTQ past and rediscover a city they thought they already knew.

Secondly - poet Lawrence Hoo and filmmaker Michael Jenkins are working together to develop an immersive experience spanning three cargo containers, that shares the triumphs of people of the African diaspora.

Thirdly - designers Vytautas Jankauskas and Jon Flint aim to heighten our understanding how new technologies change the way we live and socialise, and what information we take for granted. Through the creation of a series of home appliances, they hope to satirically expose our relationship to social media and the impact it has on our perception of time, distance and normality.

Do join us to celebrate their ideas and learn more about their processes, motivations and inspirations.

This Lunchtime Talk is part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week.

Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday. Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who’s interested in what we do. After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm. Let us know if you’d like a tour of the space and we'll be happy to show you around just before the talk. Send an email to book your place on a tour.

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